Hymn Text: The Light of Faith

Title: The Light of Faith
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8

1.
The light of faith glows as a fire
Amid the darkened forest glen.
A haven that can hope inspire
That warms the chill of what has been.

Come, gather to the fireside
For faith will light and warmth provide.

2.
The light of faith keeps wolves away
They shrink before its holy glow
It keeps the dark of doubt at bay
It keeps us safe until we know.

Come, gather to the fireside,
For faith a shelter will provide.

3.
The light of faith will never die
When fed by those who gather near.
For every spark will testify
That we must not give in to fear.

Come, gather to the fireside,
For faith forever will provide.

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Hymn Text: Who May Stalwart Stand?

Title: Who May Stalwart Stand?
Meter: 8 6 8 6 8 8 8 6

1.
The winds blow cold, the clouds grow thick
Now who may stalwart stand?
And men deceive and devils trick,
Now who may stalwart stand?

The pure of heart, the firm in mind,
The penitent who grace will find.

Though winds blow cold and clouds grow thick,
Still these may stalwart stand.

2.
The waves grow high, the floods arise,
Now who may stalwart stand?
And love grows cold and foes despise,
Now who may stalwart stand?

The faithful few, the hopeful strong,
The penitent who suffer long.

Though waves grow high and floods arise,
These may stalwart stand.

3.
The nations shake, the people fear
Now who may stalwart stand?
And tyrants clash and armies near
Now who may stalwart stand?

The armored saints, the Savior’s own,
The penitent up His stone.

Though nations shake and people fear
Still these may stalwart stand.

Children’s Text: Prepare the Way

Title: Prepare the Way
Meter: 8 8 8 8 10 10

1.
O, John the Baptist came before
The Savior to prepare the way.
The testimony that he bore,
Prepared for what He had to say.

Prepare, prepare!
The Savior’s coming near.
Prepare, prepare!
For soon he will be here.

2.
So now the prophets come before
The Savior to prepare the way.
Their testimony teaches more
Prepares us for that coming day.

Prepare, prepare!
The Savior’s coming near.
Prepare, prepare!
For soon he will be here.

Hymn Text: The Word to Me

Title: The Word to Me
Meter: 7 6 7 6 8 8

1.
O Word, from the beginning,
Who spoke and light arose,
Who set planets spinning,
Whose might creation shows,

Be Thou as well the Word to me,
That I may find true light in Thee.

2.
O Word, who once descended,
Who lived as mortal man,
Who saw oppression ended,
Through virtue of God’s plan.

Be Thou as well the Word to me,
That I may find my shackles free.

3.
O Word, with love engraven,
Who stands both wounded, whole.
Who gathers to his haven,
Each dear, repentant soul.

Be Thou as well the Word to me,
That I may find my rest in Thee.

Hymn Text: So Softly Comes His Aid

1.
No human heart can know
Nor mind can comprehend
The aid God does bestow
The grace that He does lend.

We often sell as chance
The workings of His hand.
Each happy circumstance
We scarcely understand

The care our Father gives
To each beloved child
Each moment that He lives
His love is undefiled.

2.
So softly comes His aid
We may not recognize
When His help is displayed
Though He does not disguise

His voice to those who hear
His hand to those who see,
If we but tune our ear
And keep our vision free,

He shines like subtle beams
That light our mortal course:
We are swift flowing streams
And He the holy source.

3.
What gratitude we feel
With every breath of air!
Our Father’s aid is real
And pure beyond compare.

Our humble gifts, though few
Must for a time suffice:
All that we now can do
Must be our meager price.

Faith’s sight alone can frame
His wondrous, grand design.
Faith’s voice alone proclaims
Our awe of the divine.

Hymn Text: Press Forward to Eternal Life

1.
Press forward to eternal life
Stay on the narrow path.
Our Father promises to you
The gift of all He hath!

Rely on Him with faith unmoved
Who is mighty to save.
Whose word has brought you safe thus far
Whose blood the path did pave.

2.
Press forward with a steadfast hope,
That shines perfectly bright.
Feast freely now on Jesus’ words,
Which make each burden light.

Rely on Him with faith unmoved
Who is mighty to save.
Whose word has brought you safe thus far
Whose blood the path did pave.

3.
Press forward with a love of God,
And with Him, everyone,
Endure the trials of this life
With God’s beloved Son.

Rely on Him with faith unmoved
Who is mighty to save.
Whose word has brought you safe thus far
Whose blood the path did pave.

Children’s Text: About His Father’s Business

Title: About His Father’s Business
Meter: 6 6 7 6 8 8

1.
When Jesus was a child
He always tried to be.
About His Father’s business
To serve Him cheerfully.

I’ll be about His business too,
For I can serve my whole life through.

2.
When Jesus was all grown,
He always served and taught,
To do His Father’s business,
In ev’ry word and thought.

I’ll be about His business too,
For I can serve my whole life through.