Young Christian's first lesson-book/Lesson Seven
How Love to our Neighbour ſhould be expreſsed.
I By my love to men muſt prove
How cordially my God I love.
"To thoſe whom he hath cloth'd with pow'rs
I would be ſubject ev'ry hour:
To Parents, and to Rulers too,
Pay honour and obedience due :
In ev'ry word would truth preſerve
Nor let one act from juſtice ſwerve.
In all my feeble hands can do,
The good of all I would purſue:
And where my pow'rs of action fail,
Kind wiſhes in my heart prevail
For ev'ry man, whoe'er he be,
Stranger, or friend, or enemy.
Since by God's pard'ning grace I live,
Well may I all my foes forgive;
And, as Chriſt's word and pattern ſhew'd,
Conquer their evil by my good.