Scripture Verse

Live in Christ Jesus the Lord in the same way as you received Him. Colossians 2:6


Words: Emi­ly L. Whit­ing, in Sun­shine for Sun­day Schools, by Phi­lip P. Bliss (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: John Church & George F. Root and Sons, 1873), page 51.

Music: Lju­buš­ki adapt­ed from E. A. Han­chet, 1873 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Han­chet’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Whit­ing (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O Fa­ther, not for world­ly wealth,
We pray to Thee to­day;
We on­ly ask for faith to tread
The straight and nar­row way.

God’s plans and pur­pos­es to us
May oft seem strange and dim,
But where we can not un­der­stand,
We trust it all to Him.

And of the hopes yet un­ful­filled,
Help us to tru­ly say,
The pray­ers that oft un­an­swered seem,
Are an­swered in His way.

O Fa­ther, make us whol­ly Thine;
Grant us Thy lov­ing care;
And when life’s la­bor all is o’er,
May we Thy glo­ry share.