Weary child, thy sin forsaking,Close thy heart no more;From thy dream of pleasure waking,Open wide the door.
While the lamp of life is burning,And the heart of God is yearning,To His loving arms returning,Give thy wand’ring o’er.
To the Savior’s tender pleading,Close thy heart no more;Now the call of mercy heedingOpen wide the door.
To the Gospel invitationClose thy heart no more;To receive a full salvationOpen wide the door.
To the joy that fadeth neverClose thy heart no more;To the peace abiding everOpen wide the door.
All nature feels attractive power,A strong, embracing force;The drops that sparkle in the shower,The planets in their course.
In this fine, sympathetic chainAll creatures bear a part;Their every pleasure, every pain,Linked to a feeling heart.
More perfect bond, the Christian planAttaches soul to soul;Our neighbor is the suffering manThou at the farthest pole.
To earth below, from Heaven above,The faith in Christ professedMore clear reveals that God is love,And whom He loves is blest.
Who is thy neighbor? He whom thouHast power to aid or bless;Whose aching heart or burning browThy soothing hand may press.
Thy neighbor? ’Tis the fainting poorWhose eye with want is dim;O enter thou his humble door,With aid and peace for him.
Thy neighbor? He who drinks the cupWhen sorrow drowns the brim;With words of high, sustaining hope,Go thou and comfort him.
Thy neighbor? Yonder toiling slave,Fettered in thought and limb;Whose hopes are all beyond the grave,Go thou, and ransom him.
Thy neighbor? Pass no mourner by;Perhaps thou canst redeemA breaking heart from misery;Go, share thy lot with him.
Look all around you, find someone in need,Help somebody today!Though it be little—a neighborly deed—Help somebody today!
Help somebody today,Somebody along life’s way;Let sorrow be ended,The friendless befriended,O help somebody today!
Many are waiting a kind, loving word,Help somebody today!Thou hast a message, O let it be heard,Help somebody today!
Many have burdens too heavy to bear,Help somebody today!Grief is the portion of some everywhere,Help somebody today!
Some are discouraged and weary in heart,Help somebody today!Someone the journey to Heaven should start,Help somebody today!