Poetry: Christ and the Christian

E. Townsend

Submitted by Harold S. Paisley

We take His Name
But do we take His nature?
Can others see in us the Christ we own,
And from the way talked with them
And walked with them,
Would they have known?

We of His Name
Must follow His example.
"Twas His delight to do the Fatherís will,
And so that we may know the joy
He wants our hearts
With love to fill.

We know His Name
but do we know our Lord?
And say "to live is Christ to die is gain.
And do we count all else but dross
to know His love
Though we be slain?