Scripture Verse

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10


Words: Pearl Mont­rose, in Pear­ly Gates, ed­it­ed by James Ro­se­crans (Os­ka­loo­sa, Io­wa: Cen­tral Book Con­cern, 1876), num­ber 22.

Music: Pod­las­kie James H. Ro­se­crans (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mont­rose (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

James H. Rosecrans (1843–1926)


Pure and warm, O bless­èd Fa­ther!
Tender, true our hearts we bring;
Cleanse us all from sec­ret er­ror,
While to Je­sus’ cross we cling.


Pure and warm, and true and trust­ing,
Lord, we bring our hearts to Thee,
And to Thee we ev­er pledge them,
Now and through eter­ni­ty.

We are here in life’s glad morn­ing,
While the dew­drops spar­kle still;
Gladly we His foot­steps fol­low,
Gladly learn His ho­ly will.


Oft we wan­der from Thee, Fa­ther!
Yet again to Thee we turn;
Oh, re­new and make us faith­ful,
While our hearts Love’s in­cense burn.


Make us strong, kind, gra­cious Mas­ter,
Strong to bat­tle for the right;
Strong to aid the weak and err­ing,
Strong to look to Thee for light.