1 Long ago ‘twas told in story of the children of our God,
How their lives showed forth his glory far abroad,
And I tho’t, “If we’d resemble him whose likeness we shall wear,
We must serve him that his image we may bear.”
If we bear the Saviour’s likeness,
We shall daily grow in grace,
Changed from glory into glory,
Till we see his blessed face.
2 Are we children of the Kingdom? Do our lives show forth the love
That bro’t down to earth our King, who reigns above?
Are we growing to the measure of the perfect Pattern fair
Giv’n to us that of his glory we may share? [Refrain]
3 Are we growing meek and lowly, like the One who walked with me,
Sharing all their griefs and sorrows, toil and pain?
Are our lives more pure and holy since our hearts have let him in?
Are we cleansed from every known or hidden sin? [Refrain]
4 If our lives reflect his glory, we shall daily praise his love,
Tell the story till we reach our home above;
And the song of our redemption thro’ the courts of heav’n will ring,
When we join the ransomed army of the King. [Refrain]
Jane Evelyn Hussy was born 8 February 1874 in Henniker, N.H. She was an invalid from rheumatism. She began writing verse as a child. The first were published when she was thirteen. At sixteen she began to write stories, articles and designs for crochet needlework for magazines. In 1898 her first hymns were published. She was a member of the Society of Friends.
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 >