Hymn Text: Oh, You Fair Ones

Date: June 22nd, 2017
Title: Oh, You Fair Ones
Meter: 8 6 8 6 8 8
Topic: repentance, fellowship, fellowship

1.
Oh, you fair ones that fall away,
We cannot make you stay.
For everyone has agency
To choose who they will be.

Our sorrow cannot you return,
We’ll joy if you repent and learn.

2.
Oh ye fair ones who God forget
His arms are stretched out yet.
Nor will he hide his face from you.
If again His will you’ll do.

Our sorrow cannot you return,
We’ll joy if you repent and learn.

3.
Oh, you fair ones who’ve lost your way
Don’t in the darkness stay.
The light is there for open eyes
Do not its glow despise.

Our sorrow cannot you return,
We’ll joy if you repent and learn.

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Hymn Text: Happiness Can Grow

Date: June 21st, 2017
Title: Happiness Can Grow
Meter: 6 6 6 6 D
Topic: happiness, optimism, attitude

1.
Happiness can grow now
For Christ has shown us how.
With families that shine
With covenants divine.

For Eden can grow here,
A Garden free of fear.
A place of perfect peace,
A home that does not cease.

2.
Happiness we can find
Of both the heart and mind,
If we will but it tend,
And make the Lord our friend.

Sometimes it may take toil
To break the hardened soil.
But where the Spirit’s found
Is always fertile ground.

3.
For happiness can thrive
Each day we are alive.
If we prune sadness back
For joy we will not lack.

Despite each dreary hour
In each of us is power
To cheer our very soul
Our outlook to control.

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Hymn Text: How Oft Would the Lord Us Gather?

Date: June 20th, 2017
Title: How Oft Would the Lord Us Gather?
Meter: 8 6 8 6 D
Topic: forgiveness, shelter, grace

1.
How oft would the Lord us gather
Under His healing wings?
He sorrows when we would rather
Seek after sinful things.

For He offers us His shelter
No matter the strong storm.
Though on the high waves we welter,
He is our harbor warm.

2.
How oft would the Lord us defend
With his great, mighty arm?
For the Lord is our truest friend,
And will shield us from harm.

For He turns to us with kindness
Even when we turn away.
He will heal us of our blindness,
That causes us to stray.

3.
How oft would the Lord us forgive
If we forgiveness seek?
For He does want our souls to live,
Although we may be weak.

In mercy, He will succor all,
Who return to His side.
All our sins He will not recall,
If we with Him abide.

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Hymn Text: The Storms of Life

Date: June 19th, 2017
Title: The Storms of Life
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Topic: perseverance, foundation, adversity

1.
The storms of life must surely come
To everyone and nation.
These winds are terrible for some
Who have no sure foundation.

But others who have footing strong
Will stand and will not be moved
Then when the tempest rages long
Their faith, hope, and love are proved.

2.
The storms of life will never cease,
While Satan holds to his pow’r.
But Heav’nly Father grants us peace
Even in this evil hour.

But others who have footing strong
Will stand and will not be moved
Then when the tempest rages long
Their faith, hope, and love are proved.

3.
The storms of life will soon give way
To brilliant, Celestial light.
The horrors of the storm won’t stay
When the dawn banishes night.

But others who have footing strong
Will stand and will not be moved
Then when the tempest rages long
Their faith, hope, and love are proved.

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Hymn Text: Redemption’s Song

Date: June 18th, 2017
Title: Redemption’s Song
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Topic: introspection, judgment, improvement

1.
If you were called this hour to die
Would you be ready now,
To stand before the judge on high,
To answer and to bow?

2.
“There did you sing redemption’s song?
Were you then stripped of pride?
And did you wield faith’s power strong
To cause a change inside?”

3.
“Are hands and heart both clean and pure?
Your countenance divine?
Do spotless garments then ensure,
That you are wholly mine?

4.
So can you hear God’s voice to say,
“Come ye blessed to me,
You’ve lived your life the righteous way,
You are who you should be.”?

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Hymn Text: The Blessed and Happy State

Date: June 17th, 2017
Title: The Blessed and Happy State
Meter: 8 6 8 6 D
Topic: virtue, obedience

1.
Think on the blessed and happy state
Of those who keep God’s word.
Think on their blessed and joyous fate,
On blessings then conferred.

They prosper along wisdom’s path,
God’s face is not concealed,
For they are spared from shame and wrath
When God’s arm is revealed.

2.
Think on the blessed and happy rest
Of those who choose the right.
God saves for them His blessings best,
Encircles them with light.

They prosper along wisdom’s path,
God’s face is not concealed,
For they are spared from shame and wrath
When God’s arm is revealed.

3.
Think on the blessed and happy days
Of those who remain pure.
The Spirit always with them stays,
And they can long endure.

They prosper along wisdom’s path,
God’s face is not concealed,
For they are spared from shame and wrath
When God’s arm is revealed.

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Hymn Text: For a Wise Purpose

Date: June 16th, 2017
Title: For a Wise Purpose
Meter: 8 5 8 5 8 8
Topic: plan of God, revelation, scriptures, temples, prophets

1.
The Lord reveals his scriptures true
For a wise purpose.
The Lord reveals what we should do
For a wise purpose.

His purposes won’t pass away,
And they reveal a higher way.

2.
The Lord ordains the temples rise
For a wise purpose.
The Lord sends power from the skies
For a wise purpose.

His purposes won’t pass away,
And they reveal a higher way.

3..
The Lord sends chosen servants here
For a wise purpose.
The Lord sends faith instead of fear
For a wise purpose.

His purposes won’t pass away,
And they reveal a higher way.

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