Scripture Verse

Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12


Words: Hen­ry S. Ninde, 1859.

Music: Col­lege F. K. March, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know March’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Henry S. Ninde (1835–1931)


Thou didst teach the throng­ing peo­ple
By blue Ga­li­lee;
Speak to us, Thy err­ing child­ren,
Teach us pu­r­ity.

Thou whose touch could heal the le­per,
Make the blind to see;
Touch our hearts and turn the sin­ning
Unto pu­ri­ty.

Thou whose word could still the tem­pest,
Calm the rag­ing sea;
Hush the storm of hu­man pass­ion;
Give us pu­ri­ty.

Thou didst sinless meet the tempt­er;
Grant, O Christ, that we
May o’er­come the bent to ev­il
By Thy pu­ri­ty.