Hymn Text: The Sunset

Date: November 12th, 2017
Title: The Sunset
Meter: 8 6 8 6 D
Topic: nature, providence, miracles

The sunset in the cloudless sky
Paints nature’s bright array.
And fields of flowers beautify,
Accompany the day.

The cosmic lights of night then dance
The heavens to adorn.
To give each mortal heart the chance,
For comfort till the morn.

The message of the dusk can warn,
Of the approaching gloom.
Before the day can be reborn,
Deep shades must take its room.

The wonders of the dawn bring hope,
For those who mourn the night.
For those who fear the dark can cope,
If they expect the light.

The mortal life of women, men,
Will pass as but a day.
Each sun will set and we will then,
See old things pass away.

The darkness of mortality,
Will then give way to light,
Enjoyed throughout eternity,
When all things are made right.

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Hymn Text: We’re Not Hypocrites, We’re Human

Date: November 11th, 2017
Title: We’re Not Hypocrites, We’re Human
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Topic: improvement, perfection, progression

Sometimes we may feel that we,
Are hypocrites because,
We know the saint we can be,
Who goodness says and does.

But fall short of the ideal,
Because mortality,
Means human weakness is real,
Though we strive fervently.

We must not judge another,
Who does not live as we,
Because this sister, brother,
Also has frailty.

And must endure their own test,
Their thorn to overcome.
They are not yet their own best,
Nor are complete, in sum.

Though weakness will be present
It must not us define.
Though growth may be unpleasant,
It will our souls refine.

Despite all our weakness
We can succeed, improve.
We persevere in meekness,
Until weakness we remove.

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Hymn Text: The Greater Debt

Date: November 10th, 2017
Title: The Greater Debt
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Topic: forgiveness, mercy, service

We owe a debt 10,000 talents high,
But we do not have the means to supply,
The payment, for it is too great to earn.
And soon will come the day of its return.

We owe a debt that will put us in chains,
Where we will stay until no debt remains.
We fall and beg for mercy of the king.
And bring to him what little we can bring.

Our neighbor has a debt: a hundred pence.
If we demand, we set aside all sense.
The greater debt the king will then forgive,
If we allow our debtors, too, to live.

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Hymn Text: Why Do We Risk Eternal Life?

Date: November 9th, 2017
Title: Why Do We Risk Eternal Life?
Meter: 8 6 8 6 8 8
Topic: priorities, agency, perspective

Why do we risk eternal life
For that which fades away?
Why do we lead ourselves to strife
For that which cannot stay?

The things that mortals call a prize
Are but a trinket in disguise.

Why do we sell our blessings great
For that of little worth?
For sustenance, which cannot sate,
For that which leaves a dearth?

While others grasp for Mammon’s spoil,
We fill our lamps with saving oil.

3. Why do we often give no thought
To matters of the soul?
The price at which we’re dearly brought
The power in control.

While mortals ponder lesser things
We contemplate the King of Kings.

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Hymn Text: Heaven Calls

Date: November 8th, 2017
Title: Heaven Calls
Meter: 7 6 7 6
Topic: change, reformation, obedience

Heaven calls to human souls
To make our way back home
God’s heav’nly clime is our goal
For we yearn as we roam.

Heaven calls to human ears,
To heed the words of light.
To follow them, despite fears,
To trust in heaven’s might.

Heaven calls to human minds,
The Gospel to receive.
To love ev’ry truth it finds,
And to the end believe.

Heaven calls to human hearts,
To let God’s Spirit in.
To take the help it imparts,
To purify within.

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Hymn Text: May Righteousness Sink Deep

Date: November 7th, 2017
Title: May Righteousness Sink Deep
Meter: 8 6 8 6 D
Topic: grace, purity, service

Oh, Lord, may righteousness sink deep
And dwell within my heart.
And may Thy goodness never sleep,
And then may I impart,

That kindness and benevolence
By how I act and speak.
Lord, rid me of malevolence,
For I am truly weak.

Oh, Lord, may gratitude sink deep
Into my flesh and bone.
And may I ev’ry memory keep
And worship Thee alone.

And may I not too soon forget,
The wonders Thou hast done.
That Thous wilt save me if I let
Our wills to be as one.

Oh, Lord, may reverence sink deep,
Into my inward soul.
That I in purity may keep,
Thy Spirit to console.

That I may truly then be changed
And to the pure appear,
As one who labors unestranged
And holds Thy gospel dear.

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Hymn Text: A Single Soul

Date: November 6th, 2017
Title: A Single Soul
Meter: 7 6 7 6 8 8
Topic: service, agency, choices

There’s no telling how much good
A single soul can do.
For when souls serve as they should,
They are God’s servants true.

Do not forget to serve today,
Use agency in God’s own way.

There’s no limit to the fruit
That springs from single seeds.
Bounties of each single root,
Can fill abundant needs.

Do not forget to serve today,
Use agency in God’s own way.

There is no telling how far
A single soul can teach
For some lives are like the stars
That distant planets reach.

Do not forget to serve today,
Use agency in God’s own way.

True light the bursts from within
And blesses those afar.
For both strangers and their kin
Are blessed for who they are.

Do not forget to serve today,
Use agency in God’s own way.

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