Am I my brother’s keeper? Yes,
I owe him love and care;
The word of counsel and of cheer;
The power of earnest prayer.
When fierce temptation shakes his soul,
My strength should be his stay;
When flattering voices lure to sin,
My form should bar his way.
When sickness lays him low, my time,
My faithful ministries,
My health, my courage, all I have,
Should patiently be his.
And when his day of life grows dark,
And tears his eye bedim,
Mine is the heart to feel his grief,
To sympathize with him.
My brother’s keeper, then, am I;
O Christ, within me shine,
That mine may be the sacred joy
To help him to be Thine.
~ From Heart-Hymns of the Christian Life