Scripture Verse

Christ…[left] us an example, that you should follow His steps. 1 Peter 2:21

Introduction

Words: Lei­la E. Hod­gson, in The In­ter­na­tion­al Les­son Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Da­vid C. Cook (Chi­cago, Il­li­nois: Da­vid C. Cook Pub­lish­ing, 1878), num­ber 106, alt.

Music: Qom E. B. Smith, 1878 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know Smith’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Hod­gson (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Bearing the fruit of the Spirit,
Gentleness, meekness and love,
Thus we are following Jesus
Up to the mansions above.

Refrain

Scattering blessings and sunshine,
Cheering the sad and the lone,
Then when the Master shall call us,
Sure of a glad welcome home.

Casting out all evil passions,
Envy and hatred and strife,
Walking with Jesus in spirit,
Pure in our everyday life.

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Helping to bear others’ burdens,
Heeding the law of our God;
Thus would He teach us to follow
Pathways our dear Savior trod.

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Sending our prayers and our praises
Up to our Father on high;
Sowing the seed in our weakness,
Reaping will come by and by.

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