Scripture Verse

Be clothed with humility, for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 1 Peter 5:5


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1998 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: St. Ag­nes John B. Dykes, in Hym­nal for Use in the Eng­lish Church, by John Grey, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Susan H. Peterson (1950–2004)


Clothe yourself with humility;
Don’t try to take first place.
For God opposes all the proud,
But gives the humble grace.

Humble yourself beneath God’s hand;
Someday He’ll lift you high.
Cast your anxiety on Him;
His care will ne­ver die.

Be self-controlled and on alert;
Satan is prowling round.
He’s like a lion seeking prey;
Stand firm and don’t give ground.

Stand firm and steadfast in the faith;
You’re not alone in trial.
Your Chris­tian brothers round the earth
Suffer like you a while.

The God of grace will see you through;
Someday His face you’ll see.
You’ll share the glo­ry of His Son
For all eternity.

And after you have suffered here,
God will remove your care.
He’ll make you strong, steadfast, and firm;
His be the power fore’er!