Keep thyself pure.@1 Timothy 5:22

Adelaide M. Plumptre, 1908.

Pentecost (Boyd) William Boyd, 1864 (🔊 pdf nwc). First published in Thirty-two Hymn Tunes Composed by Members of the University of Oxford, 1868.

Keep thyself pure! Christ’s soldier, hear,
Through life’s loud strife, the calls rings clear.
Thy Captain speaks: His word obey;
So shall thy strength be as thy day.

Keep thyself pure! Thrice blessèd he
Whose heart from taint of sin is free;
His feet shall stand where saints have trod,
He with rapt eyes shall see his God.

Keep thyself pure! For He who died,
Himself for thy sake sanctified;
Then hear Him speaking from the skies,
And victor o’er temptation rise.

O Holy Spirit, keep us pure,
Grant us Thy strength when sins allure;
Our bodies are Thy temple, Lord;
Be Thou in thought and act adored.