Blessed Are the Meek

Date: May 23rd , 2017

Title: Blessed Are the Meek

Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8

Topic:

1.
The earth is the prize of the meek
Who after the will of God seek.
The proud cannot long treasures hold
Though they grasp and cling to their gold.

Blessed are the humble and meek,
Who after the will of God seek.

2.
The meek shall inherit all things
Pure treasures above every king.
They shall dwell on the earth restored
And look on the face of the Lord.

Blessed are the humble and meek,
Who after the will of God seek.

3.
The meek trust in power of divine
To guide them, their faith to refine.
They trust not the strength of their arm
But the Lord’s that can save from harm.

Blessed are the humble and meek
Who after the will of God seek.

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Hymn Text: Blessed Are All Those Who Mourn

Date: May 22nd, 2017

Title: Blessed Are All Those Who Mourn

Meter: 7 6 7 6 7 7

Topic: beatitudes, mourning, comfort

1.
No heartbreak lasts forever,
No tears will not be dried,
No bond can time long sever,
No sorrow will abide.

Blessed are all those who mourn
All their sorrows, Christ has bourn.

2.
No vessel remains broken.
No heart remains in two.
No pray’r remains unspoken.
No life’s forever through.

Blessed are all those who mourn
All their sorrows, Christ has bourn.

3.
No question stays obscured.
No doubt will stay unfilled.
No vision will remain blurred.
No storm will not be stilled.

Blessed are all those who mourn
All their sorrows, Christ has bourn.

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Hymn Text: How Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Date: May 21st, 2017

Title: How Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Meter: 8 6 8 6 D

Topic: beatitudes, purity, virtue

1.
How blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God’s face.
And for eternity take part
Of glory in His place.

Their eyes are single to His will,
Their vessels filled with light.
The spirit’s fire each one can fill.
They have the clearest sight.

2.
How blessed is the heart that’s pure,
For it can faith sustain.
Such hearts can faithfully endure
The coldest, bitter rain.

Such hearts are pliable and bend
At each word that God speaks.
When He His humble servants sends
Or grace in prayer He seeks.

3.
Blessed are those with open hearts,
Who let the Savior in.
He’s written on their inmost parts,
And they abhor all sin.

Once He’s within, the Savior can
Our stony hearts replace
With one unlike the natural man
Reborn through saving grace.

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Hymn Text: The World Thinks It’s Wise

Date: May 20th, 2017

Title: The World Thinks It’s Wise

Meter: 6 6 6 6 D

Topic: signs of the times, separation from the world

1.
The world thinks it’s wise,
The world thinks it’s great.
The learned God despise,
And some each other hate.

This kingdom cannot stand.
It will itself destroy.
All those who understand,
Will God’s new world enjoy.

2.
The world thinks it’s rich.
The world thinks it’s strong.
The Devil does bewitch
With his beguiling song.

This kingdom cannot stand.
It will itself destroy.
All those who understand,
Will God’s new world enjoy.

3.
The world thinks it’s fair
The world thinks it’s true
Those most are unaware
Of what God says to do.

This kingdom cannot stand
It will itself destroy
All those who understand
Will God’s new world enjoy.

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Hymn Text: As Stars Send Us Their Distant Light

Date: May 19th, 2017

Title: As Stars Send Us Their Distant Light

Meter: 8 8 8 8

Topic: sustaining power, nature, divine grace

1.
As the stars send us their distant light
Against the backdrop of the nights,
So God sends love across all space
As we feel of his light and grace.

2.
As wind we feel but cannot see
Whose breath uproots a mighty tree,
So stirs the spirit with its sound,
And fells our doubts low to the ground.

3.
For as the clouds that drop their rain
Onto the waiting, thirsty plain,
So heavens windows open wide
And mortals see their needs supplied.

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Hymn Text: Contention Grows Like Bitter Weeds

Date: May 18th, 2017

Title: Contention Grows Like Bitter Weeds

Meter: 8 6 8 6 8 8

Topic: contention, peace, growth

1.
Contention grows like bitter weeds
That choke and drain the light
Of love and spirit that one needs
To grow and thrive with might.

But Christ, the gardener, prunes these weeds
And then sustains our spirits’ needs.

2.
Contention grows in soils of doubt,
Amid the rocky ground.
It won’t allow new seeds to sprout
Or fruit to then be found.

But Christ, the gardener, prunes these weeds
And then sustains our spirits’ needs.

3
Contention spoils the pleasant plant.
That otherwise would grow.
The law of harvest says we can’t
Reap what we do not sow.

But Christ, the gardener, prunes these weeds
And then sustains our spirits’ needs.

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Hymn Text: You Cannot Serve God and Mammon

Date: May 17th, 2017

Title: You Cannot Serve God and Mammon

Meter: 8 8 8 8

Topic: serving two masters, dedication, loyalty

1.

You cannot serve God and Mammon.
You cannot serve both wrong and right.
You can’t have both feast and famine.
You can’t have darkness and light.

2.
You can’t love virtue and sinning.
You can’t love perdition and truth.
You can’t be losing and winning.
You cannot be old and have youth.

3,
You can’t be wicked and cheery.
You cannot be empty and full.
You can’t be rested and weary,
You cannot be sharpened and dull.

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