Scripture Verse

Jesus increased in wisdom and stature. Luke 2:52


George W. Warren (1828–1902)

Words: Lou­is F. Ben­son, 1894.

Music: Log Col­lege George W. War­ren, 1895 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Louis F. Benson (1855–1930)


O Christ, who didst our tasks fulfill,
Didst share the hopes of youth,
Our Sav­ior and our brother still,
Now lead us into truth.

The call is Thine: be Thou the way,
And Thine the hearts that guide;
Let wisdom broaden with the day,
Let human faith abide.

Who learns of Thee the truth shall find,
Who follows, wins the goal;
With reverence crown the earnest mind,
And speak within the soul.

Waken the purpose high which strives,
And, falling, stands again;
Confirm the will of eager lives
To quit themselves like men.

Thy life the bond of fellowship,
Thy love the law that rules,
Thy name, proclaimed by every lip,
The master of our schools.