Hymn Text: To Prove Ourselves

Date: March 18th, 2017

Title: To Prove Ourselves

Meter: 8 6 8 6 D

Topic: endurance, obedience

Text:

1.

We have an opportunity

To prove ourselves below.

We can’t sin with impunity

And we must surely know

 

How we can walk the narrow path

That proves our great resolve

And leads to what the Father hath,

That will his work involve.

2.

We have responsibility

To use the light we know

According to ability

To struggle, then to grow.

 

This growth is the most vital part

Regardless of the soil,

For we must strive with all our heart

Our weaknesses to foil.

3.

We have been given clarity

Within this darkened vale.

We light the way with charity

And despite all prevail.

 

And when we share this borrowed light

It proves that we are pure

And gives us the empowered might

To faithfully endure.

 

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Hymn Text: Do Not Wish Another Life

Date: March 19th, 2017

Title: Do Not Wish Another Life

Meter: 8 6 8 6

Topic: coveting, gratitude, perspective

Text:

1.
Do not wish for another’s life
For God himself ordains
The boundaries of our mortal strife
And holds fast to the reigns.

2.
Do not wish for another’s lot
It may hold hidden grief
So do not mourn when you have not
But press on in belief.

3.
Do not wish for another’s state
For you need yours to grow
God works His way not out of hate
But love more than we know.

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Hymn Text: Never Too Far

Date: March 13th, 2017

Title: Never Too Far

Meter: 8 6 8 6 D

Topic: endurance, diligence, service

Text:

1.

There is no length too long to go
To exercise God’s will.
Though every step for sure and slow
We can His cause fulfill.

How short a thing is human life
In the eternal scheme,
For even the most bitter strife
Will vanish like a dream.

2.

There is no height we should not seek
To glimpse the rays of truth
The clearest view is at the peak
The purity of youth.

How dense the mists of darkness roil
In valleys far below.
How easily a ray can foil
The darkness with its glow.

3.
There is no storm we should not face
To save those who are lost.
For God will then provide us grace
And mitigate the cost.

What joy the lost returning feel
With angels and the Lamb,
What joy with family to kneel
Before the great I AM.

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Hymn Text: Do Not Put Off for Tomorrow

Date: March 12th, 2017

Title: Do Not Put Off for Tomorrow

Meter: 8 8 8 8 D

Topic: time, procrastination, stewardship

Text:

1.

Do not put off for tomorrow

The good that you could do today.

Perhaps you will see with sorrow

Opportunity did not stay.

 

The needs of sisters and brothers

Are so many and all around

So if you seek to serve others

The chances are easily found.

2.

Do not put off for tomorrow

The chance you have to right a wrong

Returning that which you borrow

Forgiving what you’re held for too long.

 

For sooner or later you’ll need

Forgiveness for what you have done

And God will forgive you indeed

If you will forgive everyone.

3.

Do not put off any longer

Becoming a saint through God’s grace

The process will make you stronger

And enabled to see God’s face.

 

While you can hope for tomorrow

There is simply no guarantee

We live on time that we borrow

And for that time then we are free.

 

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Hymn Text: The Saints Will Know the Season

Date: March 11th, 2017

Title: The Saints Will Know the Season

Meter: 7 6 7 6

Topic: second coming, signs of the times, preparation

Text:

1.
The Saints will know the season
Of Jesus’ second reign
And this will give them reason
Fresh lamp oil to obtain.

They know the feast approaches
But do not know the hour.
Like a thief that encroaches
When he comes then in power.

2.
The Saints will see the omens
The world is unaware
As Jews who served the Romans
Knew not their Savior there.

The Saints make preparations
The heathen and eat and drink.
The day of reparations
Comes sooner than we think.

3.
The Saints will meet rejoicing
That great and glorious day.
Relief and praises voicing
For peace, which long shall stay.

The wicked tremble, shrinking
For terrible that dawn
Will drive the darkness shrinking
Till every speck is gone.

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Hymn Text: The Mote and the Beam

Date: March 10th, 2017

Title: The Mote and the Beam

Meter: 9 8 9 8 D

Topic: criticism, judgment, tolerance

Text:

1.

It’s easy to magnify the mote

That we see in our neighbor’s eye

How easy it’s then to laugh and gloat

“I’m so glad that it is not I.”

 

But often our vision is impaired

By a lengthy and stubborn beam.

A state of things that must be repaired

So that things in perspective seem.

2.

It’s easy to look about for sin

In order to take it away

Much harder to take a look within

And so these sins much longer stay.

 

Much better it is to be the change

You wish in the world to see

For you have the power to arrange

What kind of a person you’ll be.

 

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Hymn Text: Persuing Perfection

Date: March 9th, 2017
Title: Pursuing Perfection
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Topic: perfection, endurance, improvement

Text:
1.
Though I was not perfect today
And may not be tomorrow,
I am farther along the way
But not held back by sorrow.

I stumble as all mortals do
But do not stay on the ground
For I know that when I am through
I’ll come home all safe and sound.

2.
If I don’t have the perfect year
And reach my every goal
I still must not give into fear
For God’s ever in control.

As long as what I have achieved
But improves upon the last
I’ll use the light I have received
As I ponder, pray, and fast.

3.
I may not be the perfect one
But my heart is turned aright
I’ll labor with God’s perfect Son
With all of my mind and might.

With warm, expectant faith I’ll wait
For that bright and perfect day
For true perfection is my fate
And I am now on my way.

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