Scripture Verse

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering. Hebrews 10:23


Arthur H. Brown (1830–1926)

Words: Ro­bert H. Baynes, in Church Hymns with Tunes, ed­it­ed by Ar­thur S. Sul­li­van (Lon­don: So­cie­ty for Pro­mot­ing Chris­tian Know­ledge, 1874), num­ber 234.

Music: In­gate­stone Ar­thur H. Brown, in The Hym­nal, Re­vised and En­larged, ed­it­ed by Will­iam W. Rous­seau & John I. Tuck­er (New York: Cen­tu­ry Com­pa­ny, 1894), num­ber 298 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Brown,

Robert H. Baynes (1831–1895)
National Portrait Gallery



Holy Spi­rit, Lord of glo­ry,
Look on us Thy flock to­day,
Meekly kneel­ing at Thy foot­stool
For Thy se­ven­fold gifts we pray;
Guide us all our earth­ly jour­ney
In the true and nar­row way.

Foes on ev­ery hand are round us,
And our hearts are weak and frail;
Gird us with Thy hea­ven­ly ar­mor;
Never let us yield or quail;
Give us vic­to­ry in the strug­gle
When the hosts of sin as­sail.

Blessèd Je­sus, draw Thou near us,
As be­fore Thy cross we bow;
Help us to be true and faith­ful,
Seal our sac­ra­ment­al vow;
We Thy sol­diers are, and se­rvants;
Hear our so­lemn pro­mise now.

Lead us by Thy gui­ding pre­sence
Through the waste with dan­ger rife;
Feed us with the hea­ven­ly man­na,
That we faint not in the strife;
Slake our wea­ry spi­rits’ thirst­ing
From the liv­ing well of life.

Looking ev­er un­to Je­sus,
Leaning on His staff and rod;
May we fol­low in His foot­steps,
Tread the path that He has trod,
Till we dwell with Him for ev­er
In the pa­ra­dise of God!