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Clothe Yourself with Humility

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1. Clothe yourself with humility;
Don’t try to take first place.
For God opposes all the proud,
But gives the humble grace.

2. Humble yourself beneath God’s hand;
Someday He’ll lift you high.
Cast your anxiety on Him;
His care will never die.

3. Be self-controlled and on alert;
Satan is prowling round.
He’s like a lion seeking prey;
Stand firm and don’t give ground.

4. Stand firm and steadfast in the faith;
You’re not alone in trial.
Your Christian brothers round the earth
Suffer like you a while.

5. The God of grace will see you through;
Someday His face you’ll see.
You’ll share the glory of His Son
For all eternity.

6. And after you have suffered here,
God will remove your care.
He’ll make you strong, steadfast, and firm;
His be the power fore’er!

Author: Susan Peterson

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Clothe yourself with humility
Title: Clothe Yourself with Humility
Author: Susan Peterson (1998)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Released into the public domain

Tune

ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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