Scripture Verse

Set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spi­ri­tu­al Songs, Book 1, 1707, num­ber 132. Ho­li­ness and grace.

Music: Heb­ron Lo­well Ma­son, 1830 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


So let our lips and lives ex­press
The holy Gos­pel we pro­fess;
So let our works and vir­tues shine,
To prove the doc­trine all di­vine.

Thus shall we best pro­claim abroad
The hon­ors of our Sav­ior God,
When the sal­va­tion reigns with­in,
And grace sub­dues the pow­er of sin.

Our flesh and sense must be de­nied,
Passion and en­vy, lust and pride;
While jus­tice, tem­per­ance, truth, and love,
Our in­ward pi­ety ap­prove.

Religion bears our spi­rits up,
While we ex­pect that bless­èd hope,
The bright ap­pear­ance of the Lord,
And faith stands lean­ing on His Word.