Abraham Lincoln's Favorite Devotionals

June 3

The Universal Rule of Equity

All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Matt. 7:12

Blessed Redeemer, how divine,
How righteous is this rule of thine,
To do to all men just the same
As we expect or wish from them.

How bless'd would every nation prove
Thus ruled by equity and love!
All would be friends without a foe,
And form a paradise below.