Words: , 1859.

Music: Cairn­brook, , in the Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church Hymn­al, 1887.

Thou didst teach the thronging people
By blue Galilee;
Speak to us, Thy erring children,
Teach us purity.

Thou Whose touch could heal the leper,
Make the blind to see;
Touch our hearts and turn the sinning
Unto purity.

Thou Whose word could still the tempest,
Calm the raging sea;
Hush the storm of human passion;
Give us purity.

Thou didst sinless meet the tempter;
Grant, O Christ, that we
May o’ercome the bent to evil
By Thy purity.