Scripture Verse

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. Galatians 5:22–23


Henry Alford (1810–1871)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: Hen­ry Al­ford, Psalms and Hymns Adapt­ed to the Sun­days and Ho­ly­days Through­out the Year (Lon­don: Fran­cis & John Riv­ing­ton, 1844), num­ber 61.

Music: St. Pe­ter (Rei­na­gle) Al­ex­an­der R. Rei­na­gle, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alexander R. Reinagle (1799–1877)


O Thou who hast Thy ser­vants taught
That not by words alone,
But by the fruits of ho­liness,
The life of God is shown.

While in the house of pray­er we meet
And call Thee God and Lord,
Give us a heart to fol­low Thee,
Obedient to Thy Word.

When we our voic­es lift in praise,
Give Thou us grace to bring,
An of­fer­ing of un­feigned thanks,
And with the spir­it sing.

And, in the dan­ger­ous path of life,
Uphold us as we go;
That with our lips and in our lives
Thy glo­ry we may show.