Scripture Verse

He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths. Isaiah 2:3


William Gardiner (1770–1853)
Courtesy of British Museum

Words: Tho­mas C. Up­ham, 1872.

Music: Gar­di­ner Will­iam Gar­di­ner, 1812 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Thomas C. Upham


O Thou great teacher from the skies,
Who lived and died for men;
Teach us with Thee to sympathize,
And be as Thou wast then.

It was the glory of Thy heart,
Whate’er Thou hadst to give;
For others’ sufferings to impart,
For others’ good to live.

Be Thou in us a living soul;
Be Thou our spirit’s power;
Its secret thought, its life’s control,
To guide it every hour.

We need like Thee a spirit true,
A just and generous mind,
Which seeks, in all it has to do,
The good of all mankind.