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

Introduction

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Henry S. Ninde
(1835–1931)

Lyrics

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.