Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
(Luke 6:27-8; NIV).
Beyond all torment, come what may,
Who tells us how to pray.
Beyond all darkness and distress
Who teaches us to bless.
Beyond all anguish, hate, and blood
Who shows us how to love.
Beyond all hunger, thirst, and pain
Who died, and rose again.
Beyond all terror, grief, and war
Who lives for evermore.
I died, and behold I am alive for evermore.
(Revelation 1:18; RSV).