19. Who Is My Neighbor?

“Who is my neighbor?” a lawyer asked Jesus, to test him.
So Jesus told him a story to answer his question:
Lonely the way…
Lonely the traveler one day…
Robbers attacked him and left him.

First down the road came a priest who just chose to ignore him.
Next came a Levite who wouldn’t do anything for him.
Then one despised,
Hated in everyone’s eyes,
Knelt down to heal and restore him.

Tending the wounds of the man, the Samaritan labored.
He was the one with compassion, the one in God’s favor.
Not by a creed
But by responding to need,
He proved to be the good neighbor.

Text Information
First Line: "Who is my neighbor?" a lawyer asked Jesus, to test him
Title: Who Is My Neighbor?
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2007)
Publication Date: 2007
Meter: 14.14.4.7.8
Scripture: 1 John 4:20-21; James 2:8; Luke 10:25-37; Romans 13:9-10
Topic: Jesus Christ: Teachings
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 2007 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Name: LOBE DEN HERREN
Meter: 14.14.4.7.8
Key: F Major
Source: Stralsund Erneuerten Gesangbuch; The Chorale Book for England



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