And is the gospel peace and love?Author: Anne Steele
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1 And is the gospel peace and love?
Such let our conversation be;
The serpent blended with the dove,
Wisdom and meek simplicity.
2 Whene'er the angry passions rise,
And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife
On Jesus let us fix our eyes,
Bright pattern of the Christian life.
3 O how benevolent and kind!
How mild! how ready to forgive!
Be this the temper of our mind,
And these the rules by which we live.
4 To do his heavenly Father's will,
Was his employment and delight:
Humility and holy zeal
Shone through his life divinely bright.
5 Dispensing good where'er he came,
The labors of his life were love:
If then we love the Savior's name,
Let his divine example move!
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 1st ed., 1816
And is the gospel peace and love? Anne Steele. [Example of Christ.] First published in her Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional, 1760-80, vol. i. pp. 122-123: and repeated in Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, &c, 1863, pp. 75-76. It is in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "The Example of Christ." In 1787 it was introduced into congregational use by Dr. Rippon, in his Baptist Selection of Hymns, No. 166. This was followed by the Baptist New Selection, 1828, No. 121, and others to modern collections. In Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, No. 555, stanzas i., ii., iii., and vi. are given unaltered. It is also in American use.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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