Scripture Verse

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


Words: Eus­tace R. Con­der, Heart Chords 1887 edi­tion.

Music: Stel­la (He­my), ar­ranged from an Eng­lish folk tune by Hen­ri F. He­my, Ea­sy Hymn Tunes for Ca­tho­lic Schools, 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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

Holy Family
Pompeo G. Batoni (1708–1787)


Ye fair green hills of Ga­li­lee,
That girdle quiet Nazareth,
What glo­ri­ous vision did ye see,
When He who conquered sin and death
Your flowery slopes and summits trod,
And grew in grace with man and God?

We saw no glo­ry crown His head
As childhood ripened into youth;
No angels on His errands sped;
He wrought no sign; but meekness, truth,
And duty marked each step He trod,
And love to man, and love to God.

Jesus! my Sav­ior, master, king,
Who didst for me the bur­den bear;
While saints in heaven Thy glo­ry sing,
Let me on earth Thy likeness wear;
Mine be the path Thy feet have trod:
Duty, and love, to man and God.