Scripture Verse

I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. John 13:15


Words: Ina D. Og­don, in Spark­ling Jewels No. 1, by Sam­uel W. Beaz­ley & James H. Rue­bush (Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia: Ruebush-Kieffer, 1912), num­ber 68.

Music: Fran­cis Fos­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Fos­ter (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Ina D. Ogdon (1872–1964)


Oft we lose the nar­row path­way,
As we seek the land of day;
Yet the Mas­ter goes be­fore us:
In His steps we find the way.


What would Je­sus do?
Make His way the way for you.
In a world of sin and sor­row
He was tried and prov­en true,
So we al­ways know what He would do.

Do not wea­ry of well doing,
From the mock­ery of men,
Jesus, too, was scorned, re­ject­ed,
Yet re­viled them not again.


Though our hu­man cour­age fal­ters,
At the world’s ap­pal­ling sin,
It is Je­sus we are trust­ing,
Love di­vine shall sure­ly win.


What to us is fame or trea­sure,
Though of all we gain con­trol;
This alone shall tru­ly pro­fit:
A re­deemed, im­mor­tal soul.