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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.