Scripture Verse

If you do these things, you shall never fall. 2 Peter 1:10

Introduction

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Daniel R. Lucas
(1840–1907)

Words: Dan­i­el R. Lu­cas, Apos­tol­ic Hymns and Songs (Os­ka­loo­sa, Io­wa: Cen­tral Book Con­cern, 1875), page 8.

Music: Fort My­ers Zim­ri M. Par­vin (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Par­vin (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

The graces of the Christian life
To faith must added be,
Lest we forget, amid the strife,
We were from sin set free.

Our calling and election sure,
Upon these works depend,
To form a life that will endure,
In worlds that never end.

Virtue and knowledge of the Lord,
Temperance and patience, too,
With godliness we keep the Word,
Good will to brethren due.

The crowning grace of all the seven,
The pure and peaceful love,
The last on earth, though first n Heav’n,
Is found below, above.

Abundant entrance we’ll receive,
When free from care and strife,
On earth our sins and sorrows leave,
And gain eternal life.