Scripture Verse

A certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple. Acts 3:2


Peter and John at the Beautiful Gate
Hurlbut’s Story of the Bible, 1902

Words: Hard­wicke D. Rawns­ley (1850–1920).

Music: Grä­fen­berg Jo­hann Crü­ger, Prax­is Pi­e­ta­tis Me­li­ca, 1647 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Hardwicke D. Rawnsley


Father, whose will is life and good
For all of mortal breath,
Bind strong the bond of brotherhood
Of those who fight with death.

Empower the hands and hearts and wills
Of friends in lands afar,
Who battle with the body’s ills
And wage Thy holy war.

Where’er they heal the maimed and blind,
Let love of Christ attend:
Proclaim the good Physician’s mind,
And prove the Savior friend.

For still His love works wondrous charms,
And, as in days of old,
He takes the wounded to His arms,
And bears them to the fold.

O Father, look from Heav’n and bless
Where’er Thy servants be,
Their works of pure unselfishness,
Made consecrate to Thee.