Help Me to Be Holy

Help me to be holy, O Father of light

Author: Adoniram J. Gordon
Published in 28 hymnals

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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!


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

Author: Adoniram J. Gordon

Adoniram J. Gordon (b. New Hampton, NH, 1836; d. Boston, MA, 1895) was educated at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and Newton Theological Seminary, Newton, Massachusetts. After being ordained in 1863, he served the Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and the Clarendon Street Baptist Church, Boston. A close friend of Dwight L. Moody, he promoted evangelism and edited The Service of Song for Baptist Churches (1871) as well as The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book (1872). Both Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary are named after Gordon. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

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First Line: Help me to be holy, O Father of light
Title: Help Me to Be Holy
Author: Adoniram J. Gordon
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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