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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