1. Love one another as I love you all;
In others’ needs hear my insistent call.
I bid you wear with me love’s seamless dress,
Welcome the outcast from the wilderness.
2. I deem you worthy of my love for you,
Love then yourself, no less your neighbour too;
Yet, self denying, know yourself set free,
Patient to bear the cross and follow me.
3. Love knows no bound, condition nor regret;
In loving action I am ever met.
Not least, wish well for those who do you wrong;
Choose to forgive, discover love is strong
4. Faith, hope with love the greatest of the three:
These are the marks of all who dwell in me.
Accept my love, live in it and convey,
Finding in me the life, the truth, the way.
Tune: the author suggests Anima Christi by William Maher, which is 10.10.10.10
Try also Ellers (Savior Again, to Thy Dear Name We Raise) or Eventide (Abide with Me)
© David Stevenson 2011