All Nature feels attractive pow'r,
A strong embracing force;
The drops that sparkle in the show'r,
The planets in their course.
Thus, in the universe of mind,
Is felt the law of love,
The charity, both strong and kind,
For all that live and move.
In this fine sympathetic chain,
All creatures bear a part;
Their ev'ry pleasure, ev'ry pain,
Link'd to the feeling heart.
More perfect bond, the Christian plan
Attaches soul to soul;
Our neighbour is the suffering man,
Though at the farthest pole.
To earth below, from Heav'n above,
The faith in Christ profess'd
More clear reveals that God is Love,
And whom he loves is blest.
Lo! how the Sun, at glorious dawn,
The whole horizon fills,
When, all the starry host withdrawn,
He mounts the Eastern hills!