Hymn Text: In the Very Hour

Week of June 17th, 2018
Title: In the Very Hour
Meter: 8 8 8 8 9 9
Topic: Father’s Day

1.
In the very hour the storm descends,
A faithful father stands as shield.
He never moves, he never bends,
He will not faint, he will not yield.

In raging storm or awful swelter,
A righteous father is a shelter.

2.
In the very hour his children weep,
A faithful father dries their tears.
He heals their wounds, though they are deep,
Their troubles, patiently he hears.

Through tests and trials of every sort,
A righteous father is a support.

3.
In the very hour he sees a need,
A righteous father stands to do,
To teach, to tend, to plant a seed,
Each wand’ring one he will pursue.

With willing hands and lengthened stride,
A righteous father is a guide.

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Hymn Text: Sustain Us With the Light of Hope

Title: Sustain Us with the Light of Hope
Meter: 8 6 8 6 D

1.
Sustain us with the light of hope,
For otherwise, we fall.
We walk a narrow, mortal rope,
With darkness over all.

Our mortal suff’ring can now cause,
Some travlers to let go.
The light of hope can save because,
It lifts them from below.

2.
Sustain us with the Bread of Life,
For otherwise we faint.
We hunger through this mortal strive,
The dark shows no restraint.
Our mortal hunger can now cause,
Some trav’lers to turn back.
The Bread of Life can save because,
It fills all that they lack.

3.
Sustain us with Thy water pure,
For otherwise, we thirst.
We wither, cannot long endure,
The Adversary’s worst.

Our mortal, thirsting now can cause,
Some trav’lers to lie down.
Thy waters pure can save because,
They heal instead of drown.

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Hymn Text: Righteous Fathers

Week of June 10th, 2018
Title: Righteous Fathers
Meter: 8 8 8 8 D
Topic: Fathers

1.
The father of our mortal race
Was Adam, full of noble grace.
Who blessed his fam’ly through his fall,
That we might come to earth at all.

As Adam, may we rise anew,
Whene’er we fall, God’s will to do.

2.
The father of the cov’nant line,
Was Abraham, who gave the sign,
That he all things would freely give,
Even his son, that all might live.

As Abraham may we give all,
And hearken to God’s ev’ry call.

3.
The father of the chosen tribe,
Was Israel, who did ascribe,
Deliverance to God’s own hand,
And praised all things that God had planned.

As Israel may we believe,
That from God’s hand we will receive.

4.
The Father of us all has sent,
Us fathers in the covenant .
Who like the faithful ones of old,
Lead us with faith into God’s fold.

As righteous fathers everywhere,
Let us the world for Christ prepare.

Hymn Text: A Father’s Keys

Week of June 3rd, 2018
Title: A Father’s Keys
Meter: 8 8 8 8
Topic: Father’s

1.
A righteous father grants his keys
Unto his own posterity,
That they may grow like mighty tree,
And may enjoy prosperity.

2.
The key of wisdom dearly bought,
The key knowledge gained through years,
The key of treasures, which he sought,
The key of insight, gained through tears.

3.
The key of love, through time grown sweet,
The key of faith, through years grown strong,
The key of hope, soon grown complete,
The key of work, though toil grows long.

4.
The key of courage through the night,
The key of loyalty to all,
The key of trusting in God’s might,
The key of rising when we fall.

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Hymn Text: A Mother’s Heart

Week of May 27th, 2018
Title: A Mother’s Heart
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Topic: Mothers

1.
Any woman, young or old,
Can have a mother’s heart.
For there’s not a single mold,
For her to do her part.

Women who show charity,
Or calm a troubled soul,
Women with sincerity,
Who keep God as their goal.

2.
Any woman, poor or rich,
Can have a mother’s heart.
Through righteousness, they enrich,
Through service, they impart,

Relief to all those in need,
And help to those who lack.
For the wand’ring long they plead,
They gently bring them back.

3.
Any woman, anywhere,
Can have a mother’s heart.
All who show God’s tender care,
And make the gloom depart.

Those with children of their own,
Who lovingly they raise,
Those who are, for now, alone,
May keep a mother’s praise.

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Hymn Text: A Mother’s Faith

Week of May 20th, 2018
Title: A Mother’s Faith
Meter: 8 8 8 8 D
Topic: Mothers

1.
Though mother Eve lost paradise,
To toil amidst a world of pain,
The grace of God would still suffice,
To succor her through sun and rain.

A mother’s faith can be the source,
Of miracles that change earth’s course.
She brought the world each daughter, son,
With Adam fell, our race begun.

2.
Though Sarah waited many years
To start her promised family line,
In later days, God calmed her fears,
And blessed her through His pow’r divine.

A mother’s faith can be the source,
Of miracles that change earth’s course.
She grasped the promise that is ours,
Descendants as the countless stars.

3.
Though Rebecca lived in heathen lands,
She knew her son must still be wed,
Unto a maid who understands,
That she must worship God instead.

A mother’s faith can be the source,
Of miracles that change earth’s course.
Her son found her whom God ordained,
And so a righteous branch obtained.

3.
Though Hannah could not bear a child,
She trusted in the Holy One.
Her fervent prayers rose and God smiled,
And He soon granted her a son.

A mother’s faith can be the source,
Of miracles that change earth’s course.
This son whom she did consecrate,
Became a mighty prophet great.

4.
Though Ruth had lost her husband soon,
And might have turned away and fled,
She granted to her kin a boon,
And stayed to help and bless instead.

A mother’s faith can be the source,
Of miracles that change earth’s course.
Her line was blessed by God to be,
The ancestors of royalty.

5.
Though Elisabeth did not know,
What her husband had heard and seen,
She felt her child leap and bestow
A sign of what his life would mean.

A mother’s faith can be the source,
Of miracles that change earth’s course.
Her son bore witness on that day,
That he would come prepare the way.

6.
Though Mary felt a surge of fear,
When first the angel to her spoke,
Her holy calling became clear,
And willingness in her awoke.

A mother’s faith can be the source,
Of miracles that change earth’s course.
She said to God, “Thy will be done.”
And bore His well-beloved Son.

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Hymn Text: Our Mother Eve

Week of May 13th, 2018
Title: Our Mother Eve
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Topic: Mothers

1.
Our Mother Eve was first to see
That they must fall that man may be,
Then gave to Adam to partake,
Convinced him it was no mistake.

Take courage as our mother Eve,
When faced with fear, instead believe.

2.
Our mother Eve was first to hope,
That she, united, then could cope,
Outside their garden paradise,
That heaven’s gifts would then suffice,

Take courage as our mother Eve,
When faced with want, then still believe.

3.
Our mother Eve was first to weep,
For her stray child who did not keep,
All God’s commands, but turned away,
One son she lost, one went astray.

Take courage as our mother Eve,
When faced with grief, be still, believe.

4.
Our mother Eve was first on Earth,
God’s daughter of a royal birth,
First mother of the human race,
A vessel of God’s holy grace.

Take courage as our mother Eve,
All through your life, stand firm, believe.

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