Christ My Song - 660
Lord, thou on earth didst love thine own - The unity of love
(Ray Palmer/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The unity of love.
"Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end." (John 13,1)
"That they all may be one." (John 17,21)
2. The love the Father bears to thee,
his own eternal Son,
fill all thy saints, till all shall be
in pure affection one.
3. As thou for us didst stoop so low,
warmed by love's holy flame,
so let our deeds of kindness flow
to all who bear thy name.
4. One blessed fellowship of love,
thy living Church should stand,
till, faultless, she at last above
shall shine at thy right hand.
5. O glorious day when she, the Bride,
with her dear Lord appears!
When robed in beauty at his side,
she shall forget her tears.
Ray Palmer, in: The Poetical Works of Ray Palmer, 1876, 56-57.