Must I my brother keep,
     And share his pains and toil,

Must I my brother keep,
     And share his pains and toil,
And weep with those that weep,
     And smile with those that smile;
And act to each a brother’s part,
And feel his sorrows in my heart?

Must I his burden bear
     As though it were my own,
And do as I would care
     Should to myself be done;
And faithful to his interests prove,
And as myself my neighbor love?

Must I reprove his sin,
     Must I partake his grief,
And kindly enter in
     And minister relief —
The naked clothe, the hungry feed,
And love him, not in word, but deed?

Then, Jesus, at Thy feet
     A student let me be,
And learn, as it is meet,
     My duty, Lord, of Thee;
For Thou didst come on mercy’s plan,
And all Thy life was love to man.

Oh! make me as Thou art,
     Thy Spirit, Lord, bestow—
The kind and gentle heart,
     That feels another’s woe;
That thus I may be like my Head,
And in my Saviour’s footsteps tread.

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