Scripture Verse

If you do these things, you shall never fall. 2 Peter 1:10


Daniel R. Lucas (1840–1907)

Words: Da­ni­el R. Lu­cas, Apos­tol­ic Hymns and Songs (Os­ka­loo­sa, Io­wa: Cen­tral Book Con­cern, 1875), page 8.

Music: Fort My­ers Zim­ri M. Par­vin (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


The grac­es of the Chris­tian life
To faith must add­ed be,
Lest we for­get, amid the strife,
We were from sin set free.

Our call­ing and elect­ion sure,
Upon these works de­pend,
To form a life that will en­dure,
In worlds that ne­ver end.

Virtue and know­ledge of the Lord,
Temperance and pa­tience, too,
With god­li­ness we keep the Word,
Good will to breth­ren due.

The crown­ing grace of all the se­ven,
The pure and peace­ful love,
The last on earth, though first n Heav’n,
Is found be­low, above.

Abundant en­trance we’ll re­ceive,
When free from care and strife,
On earth our sins and sor­rows leave,
And gain eter­nal life.