Christ, of holiness the fountain

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1 Christ, of holiness the Fountain!
As crystal waters from the mountain,
So doth Thy cleansing grace descend.
All the cherubim in glory,
And seraphim of sacred story,
Compared to Thee no brightness lend.
Thou my example be
And mold me after Thee,
Blessed Savior!
O Jesus true, help me to do
Thy holy will each day anew.

2 Christ, submissive, unrebelling,
And in Thy Father's will e'er dwelling,
Obeying Him thro'out Thy life,--
Even so, in fullest measure,
Would I perform Thy will and pleasure
And overcome all inner strife.
May I submissive be,
That, modeled after Thee,
O my Savior,
God's will I do each day anew,
While I my duty's path pursue.

3 Christ, all gentleness possessing,
And patient e'er in woes distressing,
No vengeance wreaking on the foe,
Thou wast meek, tho' zealous ever,
And all Thy zeal impelled Thee never
Beyond the rightful bounds to go.
My Savior, help Thou me
A gentle soul to be.
Blessed Jesus,
My heart imbue with meekness true.
Yet ev'ry day my zeal renew.

4 Christ, O Son of God most holy,
Thou didst become a servant lowly,
No honors seeking of Thine own.
In humility transcending,
To lowly service gladly bending,
No haughty mien of Thine is known.
Lord Jesus, help Thou me
To pattern after Thee,
Who art lowly,
Let me each day pursue Thy way,
And make me humble, Lord, I pray.

5 Make me then, O dearest Savior,
Thine image in my whole behavior,
That I Thy holiness may share.
Let Thy Spirit, Lord, pervade me
And by His inner promptings aid me
The noble fruits of faith to bear.
Lord Jesus, draw Thou me
E'er nearer unto Thee;
O my Savior,
With all things best may I be blest,
And where Thou art find perfect rest.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #199

Author: Herman H. Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

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