LOVE AND LOYALTY
|104||Immortal Love, Forever Full|
|John G. Whittier, 1866||Arranged from William V. Wallace, 1814-1865|
Forever flowing free,
Forever shared,for ever whole,
A never-ebbing sea !
To bring the Lord Christ down;
In vain we search the low est deeps,
For him no depths can drown.
A present help is he ;
And faith has still its Olivet,
And love its Galilee.
Is by our beds of pain ;
We touch him in life's throng and press,
And we are whole again.
Whate'er our name or sign,
We own thy sway, we hear thy call,
|105||We Bear the Strain of Earthly Care|
But bear it not alone ;
Beside us walks our brother Christ
And makes our task his own.
And thrust of driving trade,
We follow where the Master leads,
Serene and unafraid.
Were his in Galilee ;
The tasks he gives are those he gave
Beside the restless sea.
The Brother of us all,
And o'er the centuries still we hear
The Master's winsome call.