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Be Humble

Full Text

1 Be honest, Jesus watches,
Each act and tho't he sees.
Be useful, always ready
To help and cheer and please.

Oh, try to be like Jesus,
The meek and lowly One.
Be humble; Christ was humble,
God's well beloved Son.

2 Be meek, tho' tempted daily
To anger, pride and hate.
Be busy; time is passing,
It soon may be too late. [Chorus]

3 Be loving, oh, be loving,
For this is like your Lord.
Be earnest in endeavor,
And win the blest reward. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #58

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Be honest, Jesus watches
Title: Be Humble
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Oh, try to be like Jesus