Scripture: II Peter 1:5
Time Signature: 9/8
Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
Verse 1: Christian virtues, they are so precious, we must have them, thus saith His word. We must follow, ev’ry day live them, or dis-please our Savior and Lord.
Verse 2: To our faith, Lord, help us add virtue, knowledge gained by loving Thy word; Temp’rance, patience, godliness follow, brotherly kindness mingled with love. Help us, Father, ever grow stronger.
Chorus: Help us, Father, ever grow stronger. Turn our lives away from sin. Let us shirk our duty no longer. Help us grow by following Him.
Verse 3: When these things are ever increasing, we are fruitful rather than blind. Let us practice, and never stumble, with our Savior foremost in mind.