“Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself” by Darius M. Ratcliff, November 8, 1945

Matthew 22: 37 – 40; Mark 12: 30 – 34; Luke 10: 27 – 28

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF

Great’s the world in which we live;

Filled with many people too.

God has made them every one,

As He’s made both you and me.

“Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Next to loving God above,

Which our foremost duty is,

Must we all our neighbors love.

“Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Neighbors may be large or small;

Neighbors may be rich or poor:-

Love them then, and love them all.

“Love they neighbor as thyself.”

What is some are awful, bad;

Seeming nought but worthless trash:

Love them or you’ll wish you had.

“Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Neighbors were not all born white.

Many races God has made.

All are equal in His sight.

“Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Enemies there are who hate.

To our enemies and all

Must our love be constant, great.

“Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

God on whom your hope is set,

God has spoken once for all.

Better not His words forget.

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2 thoughts on ““Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself” by Darius M. Ratcliff, November 8, 1945

  1. carlinste says:

    I linked this post to mine entitled “Love thy neighbor…” I like your poetry and your writing. Thanks for enlightening me.

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