Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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).

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Robert H. Baynes
1831–1895
National Portrait Gallery

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Lyrics

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!