The Example of Christ.
Behold where, in the Friend of man,
Appears each grace divine!
The virtues all in Jesus meet,
With mildest radiance shine.
2 To spread the rays of heavenly light,
To give the mourner joy,
To preach glad tidings to the poor,
Was his divine employ.
3 In the last hour of deep distress,
Before his Father's throne,
With soul resigned, he bowed, and said,
|Thy will, not mine, be done!|
4 Be Christ our pattern and our guide,
His image may we bear;
Oh, may we tread his sacred steps,
And his bright glories share.
William Endfield, 1802.