Scripture Verse

Conformed to the image of His Son. Romans 8:29


Julia H. Johnston (1849–1919)

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 26.

Music: Ja­cob Lake T. R. Bow­den, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Bow­den’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of John­ston,


Teach us, Lord, to love Thee,
As Thy face we seek;
We would be like Je­sus,
Loving, gen­tle, meek.


Teach us, Lord, to love Thee,
Lead us all the way;
Show us how to please Thee,
Keep us lest we stray.

Teach us this sweet les­son,
Best of all be­low;
Make us like our Sav­ior,
Who has loved us so.


Daily, dai­ly grow­ing
Like our Lord on high,
We shall see and know Him,
Yonder by and by.


Teach us, Lord, to love Thee;
Then, with hearts so true,
We shall love our neigh­bor,
As we ought to do.