The Great Commandment
February 1973

“The Great Commandment,” Ensign, Feb. 1973, 27

The Great Commandment

The lawyer stood before the Christ,

His mission born of guile:

“Which is the greatest of our laws?”

He asked with haughty smile.

The Master’s face was calm but grave,

His features chiseled stone:

“To love the Lord with all thine heart,”

Said he in gentle tone.

The man, less sure, was silent now,

But Jesus still serene:

“And love thy neighbor as thyself,”

Replied the Nazarene.

The lawyer, taken by surprise,

Slipped silently away.

But yet remains the eternal truth

Down to the present day.