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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


In this life of pit­falls and dan­gers
We should be ten­er 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.