Scripture Verse

Come, and let us join ourselves to the Lord. Jeremiah 50:5


Words: George Whit­man, in Glo­ri­ous Praise, ed­it­ed by W. How­ard Doane & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tuc­ky: Har­vey & Bur­dett, 1904), num­ber 76.

Music: Char­le­roi W. D. How­ard, 1904 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Whit­man or How­ard (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Here on the altar of true love,
We give ourselves anew;
One faith is ours, one God above,
One aim to will or do;
And O the flame that blazes bright,
And never waxes dim,
In hearty love for God and right,
Inspired by love for Him.


We consecreate ourselves anew,
Our all to Him we give (we give).
O may we do as He would do
And live as He would live.

In union sweet we love to meet,
And feel the tie that binds;
It gives relief to weary feet,
And balm to fainting minds;
And O the common ties of earth
Are small compared with His,
For ours the bond princely birth,
The hope of heav’nly bliss.


We consecrate ourselves anew,
Our heart’s best offering give,
Resolved to do as He would do,
And live as He would live;
And O we know we must succeed,
With such a guide and friend;
Our vows will blossom into deeds,
And in fruition end.