Scripture Verse

We should live soberly, righteously, and godly. Titus 2:12


Words: Will­iam H. Loo­mis, in King­dom of Song, ed­it­ed by Tho­mas M. Bow­dish (To­le­do, Ohio: Will­ard W. Whit­ney, 1900), num­ber 4.

Music: Charles E. Poll­ock (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Loo­mis or Poll­ock (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


In this life of pitfalls and dangers
We should be tender and true;
Ever trying to let our light shine,
And be Christians through and through.


We should go where our Master calls us,
And do what He’d have us do;
Trusting for strength in Him always,
And the grace that will carry us through.

A kind word lovingly spoken
May cheer a faint heart by the way;
Let us not be one-day Christians,
But be Christlike every day.


There are words that should be unspoken,
And deeds that were best undone,
If we would be like the Savior
And a crown with stars be won.