Scripture Verse

Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in His steps. 1 Peter 2:21


Thomas Gibbons
National Portrait Gallery


Words: Tho­mas Gib­bons, Hymns Adapt­ed to Di­vine Wor­ship 1784.

Music: Al­sace, ar­ranged from Se­cond Sym­pho­ny by Lud­wig van Beet­ho­ven, 1802 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ludwig van Beethoven


When Je­sus dwelt in mortal clay,
What were His works, from day to day,
But miracles of power and grace,
That spread sal­va­tion through our race?

At his command, from rayless night
Redeemed, the blind receive their sight,
The deaf in rapture hear His voice,
The dumb in songs of praise rejoice.

Teach us, O Lord, to keep in view
Thy pattern, and Thy steps pursue;
Let alms bestowed, let kindness done,
Be witnessed by each rolling sun.

Teach us to mark, from day to day,
In generous acts our radiant way,
Tread the same path our Sav­ior trod,
The path to glo­ry and to God.