Help me to be holy, O Father of light

Help me to be holy, O Father of light

Author: Adoniram J. Gordon
Tune: BRINK
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1 Help me to be holy,
O Father of light;
Guilt-burdened and lowly,
I bow in Thy sight;
How shall a stained conscience
Dare gaze on Thy face,
E’en though in Thy presence
Thou grant me a place?

2 Help me to be holy,
O Savior divine;
Why conquer so slowly
This nature of mine?
Stamp deeply Thy likeness
Where Satan’s hath been;
Expel with Thy brightness
My darkness and sin!

3 Help me to be holy,
O Spirit divine;
Come, sanctify wholly
This temple of Thine;
Now cast out each idol,
Here set up Thy throne.
Reign, reign without rival,
Supreme and alone!

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #185

Author: Adoniram J. Gordon

Gordon, Adoniram Judson, D.D., born at New Hampton, N.H., Apr. 19, 1836. Graduated at Brown University, 1860; entered the Baptist ministry; Pastor of Clarendon Street Baptist Church, Boston, 1869; and died in 1895. He published The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book, 1872; and was one of the editors of the Service of Song for Baptist Churches, 1871. His hymns in common use include:— 1. O blessed Paraclete. [Holy Spirit .] Given in Sursum Corda, 1898, as having been written in 1890. 2. O Spirit's anointing, for service appointing . [Foreign Missions.] This hymn was "written in the summer of 1886, at Northfield School for Bible Study, organised by Mr. Moody. More than one hundred college students connected with this s… Go to person page >

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