Scripture Verse

I will make them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children. Deuteronomy 4:10


Words: Ira W. Hill, in The Gold­en Rule, by Sol­o­mon W. Straub (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1872), num­ber 92.

Music: Le­Conte Phi­le­tus W. Hill, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ira or Phi­le­tus Hill (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


With joy we hail the hallowed hour,
That calls to school our youthful band;
O may its moralizing power
Be seen and felt in every land;
’Tis here we learn to love the Lord;
Lord help us every sin to spurn,
And as we hear Thy holy Word,
To daily practice what we learn.

As years roll on and cares increase,
May holy zeal our hearts inspire:
Our feet pursue the paths of peace,
And conquest crown each good desire.
Should we by sorrow be oppressed,
Through deep and sore temptation driven;
May we remember there is rest,
Peaceful, eternal rest in Heaven.