Who Is My Neighbor

Tell me, pray, who is my neighbor?

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Tell me, pray, who is my neighbor?
Is it one who dwelleth nigh?
Those who need thy help are neighbors,
If their need thou canst supply.

Tell me, pray, who is my neighbor?
Show me what my hands can do?
God will show thee, He will help thee;
To thy holy trust be true.

1 Tell me, then, my Heav’n-sent duty
To my neighbor far and near.
As thyself thou still shalt love him;
Hark, the word rings loud and clear! [Refrain]

3 Bind the chain of love about them,
Love that from no service shrinks;
This alone will reach and hold them,
Chain of love, with golden links. [Refrain]

4 By the grace of God I promise
Now to learn of those in need;
I will love and live to serve them,
For my neighbors daily plead. [Refrain]

5 I will go where Jesus leads me,
I will do what He commands,
Send afar the blessèd tidings,
To these distant, darkened lands. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8104

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Tell me, pray, who is my neighbor?
Title: Who Is My Neighbor
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Tell me, pray, who is my neighbor?


The Cyber Hymnal #8104
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