Scripture Verse

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me. Matthew 25:40


Words: God­frey Thring, 1877.

Music: Elm­hurst Ed­win D. Drew­ett, 1887 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Thring or Drewett (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O God of mercy, God of might,
In love and pity infinite,
Teach us, as ever in Thy sight,
To live our life to Thee.

And Thou who cam’st on earth to die,
That fallen man might live thereby,
O hear us, for to Thee we cry
In hope, O Lord, to Thee.

Teach us the lesson Thou hast taught,
To feel for those Thy blood hath bought;
That every word and deed and thought
May work a work for Thee.

For all are brethren, far and wide,
Since Thou, O Lord, for all hast died;
Then teach us, whatsoe’er betide,
To love them all in Thee.

In sickness, sorrow, want or care,
Whate’er it be, ’tis ours to share;
May we, when help is needed, there
Give help as unto Thee.

And may Thy Ho­ly Spi­rit move
All those who live, to live in love,
Till Thou shalt greet in Hea­ven above
All those who live to Thee.