Scripture Verse

Christ…suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps. 1 Peter 2:21

Introduction

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William Whiting
(1825–1878)

Words: Will­iam Whit­ing, 1860.

Music: St. Da­vid (Cal­kin) John B. Cal­kin, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cal­kin (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Whit­ing, would you ?

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John B. Calkin
(1827–1905)

Lyrics

Jesus Christ our Savior,
Once for us a child,
In Thy whole behavior
Meek, obedient, mild;
In Thy footsteps treading
We Thy lambs will be,
Foe nor danger dreading
While we follow Thee.

For all Thou bestowest,
All Thou dost withhold;
Whatsoe’er Thou knowest
Best for us, Thy fold;
For all gifts and graces
While we live below,
Till in heav’nly places
We Thy face shall know.

We, Thy children, raising
Unto Thee our hearts,
In Thy constant praising
Bear our duteous parts.
As Thy love hath won us,
From the world away,
Still Thy hands put on us;
Bless us day by day.

Let Thine angels guide us;
Let Thine arms enfold;
In Thy bosom hide us,
Sheltered from the cold;
To Thyself us gather,
’Mid the ransomed host,
Praising Thee, the Father,
And the Holy Ghost.