Scripture Verse

Ye call Me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. John 13:13


John G. Whittier

Words: John G. Whit­ti­er, 1866.

Music: Trans­fi­gu­ra­tion (Lut­kin) Pe­ter C. Lut­kin, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Peter C. Lutkin


O Love! O Life! Our faith and sight
Thy presence maketh one,
As through transfigured clouds of white
We trace the noonday sun.

So, to our mortal eyes subdued,
Flesh-veiled, but not concealed,
We know in Thee the fatherhood
And heart of God revealed.

We faintly hear, we dimly see,
In differing phrase we pray;
But, dim or clear, we own in Thee
The light, the truth, the way!

Our friend, our brother, and our Lord,
What may Thy service be?
Nor name, nor form, nor ritual word,
But simply following Thee.

Thy litanies, sweet offices
Of love and gratitude;
Thy sacramental liturgies,
The joy of doing good.