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


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

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

Alternate Tune:

Hardwicke D. Rawnsley (1851–1920)


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

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.