Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

illustration
Holy Family
Pompeo G. Batoni (1708–1787)

Lyrics

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.