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

Henry S. Ninde, 1859.

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

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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.