Scripture Verse

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.

Music: Hurs­ley Ka­tho­lisch­es Ge­sang­buch (Vi­en­na, Austria: 1774). Adapt­ed from the Me­tri­cal Psal­ter, 1855 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.