Scripture Verse

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10


Words: E. Craig Mitch­ell, in Cha­pel Gems for Sun­day Schools, ed­it­ed by George F. Root & Ben­ja­min R. Han­by (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Root & Ca­dy, 1866), pag­es 10–11.

Music: Hope (Hay­den) Vic­tor­ia Hay­den, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mitch­ell or Hay­den (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Father! I go to Thee!
Father! Oh! show to me
Mercy and love;
Earthly my thoughts have been:
Oh! make me pure with­in!
Lead me above!

Deeply be­liev­ing in
Thy love re­liev­ing sin,
Father, I come!
Oh! take Thy err­ing child,
Driven by pass­ion wild,
Oh! take me home!

Lord, let me rest in Thee!
Thine ev­er blest to be;
Wise in my youth;
Striving Thy will to do;
Aiding my fel­lows, too!
Cleansed by Thy truth!