Foot Prints in the Way of Holiness

We praise You, Lord, for gracious saints
Who showed to us the Living Way,
And not alone by deed or word,
But their whole being day by day
Revealed the Way of Holiness.

For those who have preceded us
And now before Your presence stand,
Triumphant over suffering,
Kept by Your powerful Hand -
Pursued The Way of Holiness.

Lord, we who strive to follow them
Need all Your Holy Spirit's power
To keep us in the narrow path
And through this dark and evil hour
Walk in the Way of Holiness.

As we look back in gratitude,
Our hearts and lives, O Lord, inspire
That we may true examples be
And filled with zeal and holy fire
Maintain the Way of Holiness.

Thus, as we wend our pilgrim way
By grace throughout this vale of tears,
May we for those who follow us
Leave plain and lasting down the years
Footprints in the Way of Holiness.

Honoria A. Groves

November 29, 2000