Scripture Verse

Sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy, for I am holy. Leviticus 11:44


Adoniram J. Gordon (1836–1895)

Words: Ado­ni­ram J. Gor­don, cir­ca 1894.

Music: Brink Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner, 1894 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Daniel B. Towner (1850–1919)


Help me to be holy, O Fa­ther of light;
Guilt-burdened and lowly, I bow in Thy sight;
How shall a stained conscience dare gaze on Thy face,
E’en though in Thy presence Thou grant me a place?

Help me to be holy, O Sav­ior divine;
Why conquer so lowly this nature of mine?
Stamp deeply Thy likeness where Satan’s has been;
Expel with Thy brightness my darkness and sin!

Help me to be holy, O Spi­rit divine;
Come, sanctify wholly this temple of Thine;
Now cast out each idol, here set up Thy throne.
Reign, reign without rival, supreme and alone!