Of all unscriptural names that are
In christian churches, claim’d so fair,
‘Gainst them I enter my dissent;
On Christ’s sole name my mind is bent.
The church of Rome and England too,
Are names of men, which once were new;
The highly boasted Baptist name,
And Methodist are all the same.
The Presbyterian, polite,
And Universalist so light;
The honest Quaker, thee and thou,
Are merely names of men, I trow.
Disciple, follower, Christian, friend,
For these I equally contend;
With every other scripture sound,
In gospel rule that can he found.
Altho’ these names, I do reject,
Yet those who hold them I respect
As brethren in the Lord of life;
So live in love and quit all strife.
My fellowship in Christ is bound
To all those souls where love is found
Of every order, sect and name–
In Christ I count them all the same.