The very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Words: Aaron W. Orwig, in The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book (Cleveland, Ohio: Publishing House of the Evangelical Association, 1882), number 362.
If you know where to get a good photo of Orwig (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
O God of peace, Thee we implore
On us Thy richest grace to pour,
And wholly sanctify us now,
As at the mercy seat we bow.
Our spirit, soul, and body, Lord,
We offer up with one accord,
And pray that these may blameless be,
Until Thy presence we shall see.
Faithful and able art Thou, Lord,
Who callest by Thy gracious word;
Now touch our waiting hearts anew,
And sanctify us through and through.