O give us homes built firm upon the Savior, Where Christ is Head and Counselor and Guide; Where every child is taught His love and favor and gives his heart to Christ, the Crucified: How sweet to know that, tho' his footsteps waver, His faithful Lord is walking by his side!
O give us homes with godly fathers, mothers, Who always place their hope and trust in Him; Whose tender patience turmoil never bothers, Whose calm and courage trouble cannot dim; A home where each finds joy in serving others, And love still shines, tho' days be dark and grim.
O give us homes where Christ is Lord and Master, The Bible read, the precious hymns still sung; Where pray'r comes first in peace or in disaster, And praise is natural speech to every tongue; Where mountains move before a faith that's vaster, And Christ sufficient is for old and young.
O Lord, our God, our homes are Thine forever! We trust to Thee their problems, toil, and care; Their bonds of love no enemy can sever If Thou art always Lord and Master there: Be Thou the center of our least endeavor- Be Thou our guest, our hearts and homes to share.
Barbara B. Hart 1965
Hymns are a vital part of our daily life and I could not resist posting this hymn that we sang tonight during family worship. The theology is rich. The words are powerful. This is my prayer and I hope that it will be your prayer too.
It has become a pattern of ours to sing our way through the hymnal that our church is using, focusing on learning one hymn a week. Then on Sunday evenings, since we do not have evening services, we have an extended time of family worship in which we pray, read our Bible, review catechism and memory verses from our TAG books, and have a hymn sing. Everyone gets an opportunity to choose their favorite hymn and we all sing along. Even our youngest, 19 months, sings along. We have come across many songs in which we did not know, so Cyber Hymnal has become our friend. If you go to the site, you can just type in the song and it is played for you with out the words. So, if you wanted you could all gather around the computer and sing along as the words are written out on the site.