Hymn Text: As We Should See

Date: February 21st, 2017

Title: As We Should See

Meter: 8 6 8 6 D

Topic: overcoming doubt, God’s love, adversity, perspective

Text:

1.

When words of doubt come to your mind

You know where they are from.

Unless the words are true and kind

They did not from God come.

 

The evil one seeks to destroy

Our confidence and peace

As soon we see through His ploy

His power then will cease.

2.

When pangs of fear come to your heart

They are not from above.

Both doubt and sin cause fear to start

And not the God of love.

 

For Satan would discourage all

From acting on faith’s voice

He uses fear so that we fall

And fail to make a choice.

3.

When discouragement comes to you

You know it is a lie.

The Spirit speaks of what is true,

Will plainly testify,

 

Of your real heritage divine

In moments of distress,

That you fit in a royal line—

God’s child and nothing less.

 

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Hymn Text: What All the World Calls Happiness

Date: February 20th, 2017

Title: What All the World Calls Happiness

Meter: 8 6 8 6 D

Topic: truth, happiness, wisdom

Text:

1.

What all the world calls happiness
Can dissipate like steam.
Confusing it with wickedness
That has an outward gleam,

But quickly loses luster, worth
And soon is cast aside.
These riches represent a dearth
That cankers from inside.

2.
What all the world calls wisdom now
Can vanish like blown smoke.
Those who will not before God bow
He will their gains revoke.

They build foundations on the sand
That shift and slide below.
For they choose not to understand
The gifts He does bestow.

3.

What all the world may call a light
May truly darkness be.
They can’t discern the day from night,
They claim chains make them free.

We heed them not, but look within
To that voice still and small
That sheds true light on every sin
And overcomes them all.

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Hymn Text: Only God’s Grace

Date: February 19th, 2017

Title: Only God’s Grace

Meter: 8 6 8 6 D

Topic: grace, reliance, faith

Text:

1.

Only God’s grace will get me through

My trials from day to day.

My faith that all His words are true

Sustains me on my way.

 

When every step is weary, weak

I can on grace rely.

As soon as I His power seek

I feel his grace supply.

2.

Only God’s grace can be enough

To blot out all my sin.

For when my course is rugged, rough

He gives me strength within

 

To change that course to one ordained

By His own wisdom’s sight.

To see that this path is sustained

All through this mortal night.

3.

Only God’s grace can bring me home.

I otherwise would stray

Regardless of how far I roam,

I find again His way.

 

It is so simple to get lost,

Enticed on every side.

He brings me back despite the cost

To shelter and abide.

4.

Only God’s grace can transcend all

This world’s wants and woes,

Can scale the height of any wall

And conquer deadly foes.

 

Our mortal strength cannot withstand

Alone against the gale.

All those who take God’s offered hand

Despite all will prevail.

 

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Hymn Text: God’s Love Never Fails

Date: February 18th, 2017

Title: Love Never Fails

Meter: 6 6 6 6 8 8

Topic: love, mortality

 

Text:

1.

The plans of men can fail

And what they build may fall

Bold tyrants may prevail

Men’s wisdom may enthrall.

 

When all these things have passed away

The love of God alone will stay.

2.

The schemes of thieves may snare

And legions be deceived.

War’s sirens loud may blare

As nations are aggrieved.

 

At last, when all the clamor stills

The love of God the silence fills.

3.

The hearts of men may freeze

As Satan’s powers rage

And hate spread as disease

Upon the world’s stage.

 

As memories of the conflict fade

God’s purest love will be displayed.

 

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Hymn Text: When I Turn Away

Date: February 17th, 2017

Title: When I Turn Away

Meter: 7 6 7 6 D

Topic: repentance, improvement

Text:

1.

When I turn my face away

And set my feet to stray

Thy love then holds to me fast

And keeps me there steadfast.

 

So, I’ll never seek to be

From Thy love’s tethers free.

Like the string that holds the kite

Aloft against wind’s might.

2.

When I turn my heart to stone

And forge out on my own

Then Thy love stays close nearby

I never leave Thy eye.

 

So, I’ll never seek to be

From Thy love’s tethers free.

Like the string that holds the kite

Aloft against wind’s might.

 

3.

When I let my mind forget

The bounds that Thou hast set

Then Thy love gently reminds

My ear to Thee inclines.

 

So, I’ll never seek to be

From Thy love’s tethers free.

Like the string that holds the kite

Aloft against wind’s might.

 

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Hymn Text: God’s Love Provides

Date: February 16th, 2017

Title: God’s Love Provides

Meter: 7 6 7 6

Topic: love, divinity, service

Text:

1.

What relief God’s love provides

To thirsty souls indeed

When that fainting soul decides

His love is what they need.

2.

Hearty bread God’s love supplies

To those who hunger long

When for nourishment he cries

Then it will make him strong.

3.

What deep rest God’s love does bring

To souls who faint and fall

Peaceful lullabies it sings

To comfort one and all.

 

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Hymn Text: God Looks Upon the Heart

Date: February 15th, 2017

Title: God Looks Upon the Heart

Meter: 6 6 6 6 D

Topic: divine love, grace

Text:

1.

God’s love looks on the heart

And not upon our face

It does not ask for wealth

It warms like an embrace.

 

It prepares hearts for good

It softens bits of stone.

Its speech is understood

Its voice is simply known.

2.

God’s love looks on the mind

And not upon the frame

It smiles on the kind

And warms them like a flame.

 

It invigorates all

It fills us with vision

It lifts us when we fall

It guides each decision.

3.

God’s love looks on the soul

And not what holds it here.

Its touch can those console

Who tremble, sick with fear.

 

It is a sure resort,

It anchors in the waves,

It offers firm support,

It every creature saves.

 

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