Keep thyself pure! Christ’s soldier, hear,Through life’s loud strife, the calls rings clear.Thy Captain speaks: His word obey;So shall thy strength be as thy day.
Keep thyself pure! Thrice blessèd heWhose heart from taint of sin is free;His feet shall stand where saints have trod,He with rapt eyes shall see his God.
Keep thyself pure! For He Who died,Himself for thy sake sanctified;Then hear Him speaking from the skies,And victor o’er temptation rise.
O Holy Spirit, keep us pure,Grant us Thy strength when sins allure;Our bodies are Thy temple, Lord;Be Thou in thought and act adored.