Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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)

Lyrics

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.