Hymn Text: True Happiness Can Be Found

Date: July 17th, 2017
Title: True Happiness Can Be Found
Meter: 10 8 10 8 10 10
Topic: happiness, optimism

1.
True happiness can be found anywhere
And at any time we it seek.
Even when burdens are heavy to bear,
And our knees are trembling and weak.

Redemption’s joy can be felt anytime.
The hope of salvation brings joy sublime.

2.
Happiness is a gift from heaven’s hand,
And the blessing that we can seek.
It comes to those who try to understand
That dawn will ease all that seems bleak.

Redemption’s joy can be felt anytime.
The hope of salvation brings joy sublime.

3.
Happiness is not only for a few
To be won as a fickle prize.
But it requires that you rise and do
What you can its light to realize.

Redemption’s joy can be felt anytime.
The hope of salvation brings joy sublime.

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Hymn Text: The Gospel Language

Date: July 16th, 2017
Title: The Gospel Language
Meter: 10 8 10 8
Topic: missionary work, the Gospel

1.
The Gospel language is perfect and pure,
Although we may not speak it well,
We will soon learn its words as we endure,
So we many others can tell.

2.
The Gospel language can come from a child,
Sometimes clearer than those who’ve grown.
It takes a mind that is undefiled,
And a heart where faith’s seeds are sown.

3.
The Gospel language we will understand,
As we feast on God’s words always,
As we listen for God’s ev’ry command,
We’ll comprehend each line and phrase.

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Hymn Text: I Thought I Knew

Date: July 15th, 2017
Title: I Thought I Knew
Meter: 6 6 6 6 D
Topic: God’s love, perspective

1.
I thought I knew deep love
Until I felt God’s touch.
His love is far above
All others by as much

As the sun stars excels,
As the mountains dwarf hills,
As oceans exceed wells,
And vast horizons fill.

2.
I thought I knew pure joy
Until I heard Gods word.
No words can I employ
To tell the joy I’ve heard.

As a feast fills the faint,
As a song stills sorrow,
As Gods touch heals a taint,
As sun greets the morrow.

3.
I thought I knew true peace
Until I knew God’s plan.
Each day I now increase,
For I know that I can,

Regain what I have lost,
And see those who have gone,
Pay all the dreadful cost
Through Christ, that I live on.

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Hymn Text: God’s Children

Date: July 14th, 2017
Title: God’s Children
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Topic: children, humility

1.
Children see with different eyes,
That do not judge another.
They do not wear a disguise
And love each sister, brother.

God’s kingdom is made of those
Who these childlike virtues show.

2.
Children speech in kinder ways
That are free from hate and spite.
Their affection they display
As they give to others light.

God’s kingdom is made of those
Who these childlike virtues show.

3.
Children set examples now
And we would be wise to heed.

We can observe and see how
We can fill each others’ need.

God’s kingdom is made of those
Who these childlike virtues show.

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Hymn Text: Look Up

Date: July 13th, 2017
Title: Look Up
Meter: 6 6 6 6
Topic: trust, reliance, perspective

1.
Look up, don’t look around,
When you have hit the ground.
From heaven comes true pow’r,
And will blessings shower.

2.
Look up, don’t look away,
Allow your faith to stay.
God has a plan above,
That He’ll fulfill with love.

3.
Look up, don’t look below,
Even when you don’t know,
The reason for your pain,
Look up, and let it rain.

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Hymn Text: In Christ, You Shall Have Peace

Date: July 12th, 2017
Title: In Christ, You Shall Have Peace
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Topic: peace, Christ, comfort

1.
In the world, you shall have strife
In Christ, you shall have peace.
In Him you will find new life,
And from fear find release.

Find soothing for your sorrow,
Find meaning in your grief,
Find hope in each tomorrow,
Find anchoring belief.

2.
In the world you shall have guilt,
In Christ you shall have peace.
Though life’s flowers soon will wilt,
Again, it will increase.

Find soothing for your sorrow,
Find meaning in your grief,
Find hope in each tomorrow,
Find anchoring belief.

3.
In the world, you shall have shame,
In Christ you shall be whole.
For He’s taken all your blame,
And saved your very soul.

Find soothing for your sorrow,
Find meaning in your grief,
Find hope in each tomorrow,
Find anchoring belief.

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Hymn Text: What We Choose to Be

Date: July 11th, 2017
Title: What We Choose to Be
Meter: 6 6 6 6 D
Topic: agency, choice, time

1.
When this life meets its end
We won’t regret our deeds,
If we were a good friend
Who sought to others needs

Who always chose kindness
And spoke with gentle tone.
Who fought against blindness
That leaves others alone.

2.
When this life’s day is done,
In heav’n you shall not lack,
If self-control has won,
You held temptation back.

Your time you did not waste
Nor did your talent hide.
Your thoughts and actions were chaste,

And true you did abide.

3.
When this life’s hour has passed
And soon you then must hear
An accounting to the last
Of how you chose to live.

You surely then will cry
The chance that you have now
are to harken and be why,
Before God humbly bow.

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