Hymn Text: Our Faith is Never Static

Date: April 24th, 2017
Title: Our Faith is Never Static
Meter: 7 7 7 7 D
Topic: faith, improvement

1.
Our faith is never static.
It will ever wax and wane
But not in sweeps dramatic
In our every loss and gain.

Instead, it’s incremental
As a flower grows, decays.
Our action’s instrumental
To whether it grows or stays.

2.
If not carefully tended
Then our faith will slowly die,
For it must be defended
We must it with life supply.

By feeding it with prayer
And by basking in God’s light,
Then pruning our doubts with care
By study, for greater sight.

3.
Our faith can rise and flourish
If it’s tended through the years
If we constantly nourish
It will overgrow our fears.

But if we sink in neglect
It will wither and perish
For our faith’s fruit will reflect
How much we our faith cherish.

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Hymn Text: Kindness Refines

Date: April 23rd, 2017
Title: Kindness Refines
Meter: 8 6 8 6 8 8
Topic: kindness, example

1.
Kindness refines every action,
Molds us in Christ’s own way,
Helps our example gain traction,
Makes our impression stay.

Kindness infuses our days with light.
Even a speck contains great might.

2.
Kindness exalts those who keep it,
Refines them to be divine.
In all circumstances, it fits.
As flowers crave bright sunshine.

Kindness infuses our days with light.
Even a speck contains great might.

3.
Kindness will heal those in mourning,
Will build all the fainting, weak.
Like jewels on a crown adorning,
It ennobles those who speak.

Kindness infuses our days with light.
Even a speck contains great might.

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Hymn Text: We Can Overcome All Things

Date: April 22nd, 2017
Title: We Can Overcome All Things
Meter: 7 6 7 6
Topic: overcoming trials, endurance, atonement

1.
We can overcome all things
Our suffering, doubt, and sin.
With the grace that from Christ springs
That brings a change within.

2.
We can overcome our fear
Of what the future brings.
If we only keep God near,
He consecrates all things.

3.
We can overcome the foe,
Those who destroy, deceive,
If we act on what we know
And what we all believe.

4.
We can overcome all things,
For Christ overcame all.
He lifts us on heaven’s wings
So that we never fall.

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Hymn Text: Time is the Greatest Gift

Date: April 21st, 2017
Title: Time is the Greatest Gift
Meter: 6 6 6 6 D
Topic: time, mortality, probation

1.
Time is the greatest gift
We can each other give.
For it heals any rift
And helps us to forgive.

No earthly wealth can buy
The power that time can.
Though it can swiftly fly
And will wait for no man.

2.
Time is selfless prize
That many people hoard.
Though many time despise
It brings a great reward.

For those who use it well,
And labor in their haste,
While they on earth still dwell,
And do not their time waste.

3.
Time soon will be no more
Eternity instead,
Will fill after, before
For the living and dead.

But while the seconds count,
We must be careful, wise.
We know not time’s amount
Nor when the end will rise.

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Hymn Text: Our Spirit’s Tapestry

Date: April 20th, 2017

Title: Our Spirit’s Tapestry

Meter: 8 6 8 6 D

Topic: perseverance, perspective

1.
We weave our spirit’s tapestry
With threads of faith and love
Our Heavenly Father weaves with us
To weave below, above.

Sometimes he gives us darker thread
But we do not retreat.
And those some strands filled us with dread
We will need them to complete.

2.
I need not worry that my view
Is limited and small.
I know these threads are but a few
And do not stand for all.

With hope I thread each passing day
That what I weave is right.
That I might weave the Master’s way
His pattern in my sight.

3.
It is the work of many years,
Though every stitch seems small
While many strands are washed by tears
They still fit in it all.

When I at last step back and see
I’ll wonder at the feat.
It will be what it’s meant to be:
A tapestry complete.

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Hymn Text: Our God Never Gives Us the Spirit of Fear

Date: April 19th, 2017

Title: Our God Never Gives Us the Spirit of Fear

Meter: 11 11 11 11

Topic: fruits of the Spirit, spiritual gifts

1.

Our God never gives us the spirit of fear

The fruits of the Spirit he brings ever near

His patience, His mercy are ours to receive

If we are but worthy, if we but believe.

2.

Our God never gives us the spirit of hate

He helps us to see and with others relate.

His visions of others He’ll gladly bestow

If we will but open our vessels to know.

3.

Our God never gives us the spirit of pride

So whether we take it is ours to decide.

His meekness, completeness we can emulate

If we but allow Him us new to create.

 

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Hymn Text: Grant Us, Lord

Date: April 18th, 2017

Title: Grant Us, Lord

Meter: 7 6 7 6

Topic: change, humility, submission

1.

Grant us, Lord, a new, soft heart

Today let the change start

Take every bit of stone

And leave Thy love alone.

2.

Grant us, Lord, a contrite way

Let our spirits so stay

Remove every shred of pride

Instead, may Thou abide.

3.

Grant us, Lord, a purer mind

So let us be aligned

Erase rebellious thinking

Save us when we’re sinking.

4.

Grant us, Lord, a second birth

But not one of the earth

Let every aspect now change

In Thy image rearrange.

 

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