Young Christian's first lesson-book/Lesson Five

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The Sun of our Duty to God and Man.

THE knowledge which my heart deſires
Is but to learn what God requires.
Speak then the word, my Father dear,
For all my ſoul's awake to hear:
And oh! what joy my breaſt muſt move,
To hear that all thy law is Love!

This is the ſum of ev'ry part.
To love the Lord with all my heart
With all my ſoul, with all my might,
And in his ſervice to delight:
That I ſhould love my neighbour too,
And what I wiſh from them ſhould do.

How ſhort and ſweet. how good and plain,
Eaſy to learn and to retain!
O may thy grace my ſoul renew!
And 'twill be ſweet to practiſe too.

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.