Reach Out In Love

(Based on Matthew 25: 31-46)

Written by Elton Smith and Elizabeth Tolson

I wrote this melody and sent it to Elizabeth in Scotland. She wrote the wonderful words. Visit her site for more original praise songs. - Elton, March 19, 1998

I updated the midi file in December 2000 in preparation for the release of our new play, Come Fill My Heart. This song is featured in the play. Hopefully the new midi mirrors the character of the lyrics a little better. Many thanks to Evangeline Thai for the wonderful mp3 recording and accompaniment track. - Elton, December 30, 2000



(Verse 1)
Reach out in love to those around us.
Christ died for all and we must show His love.
To rich and poor, to sick and weary
A simple task oft points the way above.
We are His folk, the world is watching
To see us live His life upon this earth.

(Verse 2)
Seek out in love the lost around us.
The lonely stranger and the sick in heart.
Extend a welcome and a comfort.
In simple tasks the Saviour's love impart.
See with His eyes the world around us.
Touch with His hands the lost upon this earth.


(Verse 3)
You gave Me food when I was hungry.
Your home was with a lonely Stranger shared.
In prison cells your prayers sustained Me.
When I was sick your cool hand soothed and cared.
Come now and share the Father's blessing.
You were My eyes and hands upon this earth.

Copyright © 1998 by Elton Smith and Elizabeth Tolson

Comments -  Leave a comment

Goldie2009-10-24tells of Christ's sacrifice and love for us,we should remember to do the same for others.Great reminder of how we should live
2009-09-29Very beautiful!
Vineetha2008-06-22The song is very inspiring.It inspiries to help and love everone.