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God's School

In the school of God the Lord

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the school of God the Lord,
Scholars learn the truth, the way;
Those who sit at Jesus’ feet
Grow in wisdom day by day.

Choose, O choose the better part,
Trust in God with all thy heart.
Choose, O choose the better part,
Trust in God with all thy heart.

2 In the home, the church, the school,
In the busy crowded street,
Learn the lessons God would teach,
Seek His service, true and sweet. [Refrain]

3 Walk in wisdom’s pleasant ways,
Keep the precepts of your God,
Trust His royal promises,
Follow where the Savior trod. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8101

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: In the school of God the Lord
Title: God's School
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Choose, O choose the better part


The Cyber Hymnal #8101
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8101

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