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Father, Who the Light This Day

Author: Julia A. Elliott Hymnal: LH1941 #8 (1941) Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7 Scripture: Genesis 1:3 Lyrics: 1 Father, who the light this day Out of darkness didst create, Shine upon us now, we pray, While within Thy courts we wait. Wean us from the works of night, Make us children of the light. 2 Savior, who this day didst break The dark prison of the tomb, Bid our slumb'ring souls awake, Shine thro' all their sin and gloom; Let us, from our bonds set free, Rise from sin and live to Thee. 3 Blessed Spirit, Comforter, Sent this day from Christ on high, Lord, on us Thy gifts confer, Cleanse, illumine, sanctify. All Thy fulness shed abroad; Lead us to the truth of God. Amen. Topics: Adoration Lord's Day Tune Title: FRED TIL BOD
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Thou Whose Almighty Word

Author: John Marriott Hymnal: LH1941 #508 (1941) Meter: 6.6.4.6.6.6.4 Scripture: Genesis 1:3 Lyrics: 1 Thou whose almighty word Chaos and darkness heard And took their flight, Hear us, we humbly pray, And where the Gospel day Sheds not its glorious ray, Let there be light! 2 Thou who didst come to bring, On Thy redeeming wing, Healing and sight, Health to the sick in mind, Sight to the inly blind: Oh, now to all mankind Let there be light! 3 Spirit of Truth and Love, Life-giving, holy Dove, Speed forth Thy flight; Move on the water's face, Bearing the lamp of grace, And in earth's darkest place Let there be light! 4 Holy and blessed Three, Glorious Trinity, Wisdom, Love, Might! Boundless as ocean's tide, Rolling in fullest pride, Thro' the earth, far and wide, Let there be light! Amen. Topics: The Church Missions Languages: English Tune Title: ITALIAN HYMN
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This Day at Thy Creating Word

Author: William W. How Hymnal: LH1941 #12 (1941) Meter: 8.8.8.8 Scripture: Genesis 1:5 Lyrics: 1 This day at Thy creating word First o'er the earth the light was poured: O Lord, this day upon us shine And fill our souls with light divine. 2 This day the Lord for sinners slain In might victorious rose again: O Jesus, may we raised be From death of sin to life in thee! 3 This day the Holy Spirit came With fiery tongues of cloven flame: O Spirit, fill our hearts this day With grace to hear and grace to pray. 4 O day of light and life and grace, From earthly toil sweet resting-place, Thy hallowed hours, blest gift of love, Give we again to God above. 5 All praise to God the Father be, All praise, eternal Son, to Thee, Whom, with the Spirit, we adore Forever and forevermore. Amen. Topics: Adoration Lord's Day Languages: English Tune Title: WINCHESTER NEW
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Christians, Come, in Sweetest Measures

Author: Robert Campbell; Adam of St. Victor Hymnal: LH1941 #282 (1941) Meter: 8.8.7.8.8.7 Scripture: Genesis 2:10 Lyrics: 1 Christians, come, in sweetest measures Sing of those who spread the treasures In the holy Gospels shrined; Blessed tidings of salvation, Peace on earth their proclamation, Love from God to lost mankind. 2 See the rivers four that gladden With their streams the better Eden, Planted by our Savior dear. Christ the Fountain, these the waters, Drink, O Zion’s sons and daughters; Drink and find salvation here. 3 Here our souls, by Jesus sated, More and more shall be translated Earth’s temptations far above; Freed from sin’s abhorred dominion, Soaring on angelic pinion, They shall reach the Source of love. 4 Then shall thanks and praise ascending For Thy mercies without ending Rise to Thee, O Savior blest. With Thy gracious aid defend us, Let Thy guiding light attend us, Bring us to Thy place of rest. Amen. Topics: The Word Law and Gospel Languages: English Tune Title: ALLES IST AN GOTTES SEGEN
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O Happy Home Where Thou art Loved Most Dearly

Author: Sarah L. Findlater; C. J. Philipp Spitta Hymnal: LH1941 #626 (1941) Meter: 11.10.11.10 D Scripture: Genesis 18:19 Lyrics: 1 O happy home where Thou art loved most dearly, Thou faithful Friend and Savior full of grace And where among the guests there never cometh One who can hold such high and honored place! O happy home, where all, in heart united In holy faith and blessed hope, are one, Whom bitter death a little while divideth, Yet cannot end the union here begun! 2 O happy home where two, in heart united, In holy faith, are clinging unto Thee; Where both, to Thee a joyful service bringing, Hear and obey Thy voice most willingly; Where both, to Thee in truth forever cleaving, In joy, in grief, make Thee their only Stay And fondly hope in Thee to be believing Both in the good and in the evil day. 3 O happy home whose little ones are given Early to Thee, in humble faith and prayer, To Thee, their Friend, who from the heights of heaven Guides them and guards with more than mother’s care! O happy home, where each one serves Thee, lowly, Whatever his appointed work may be, Till ev'ry common task seems great and holy When it is done, O Lord, as unto Thee! 4 O happy home, where Thou art not forgotten When joy is overflowing, full, and free! O happy home, where ev'ry wounded spirit Is brought, O great Physician, unto Thee, Until at last, when earthly toil is ended, All meet Thee in the blessed home above, From whence Thou camest, where Thou hast ascended, Thine everlasting home of peace and love! Amen. Topics: The Christian Home The Family Languages: English Tune Title: O SELIG HAUS
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Nearer, My God, to Thee

Author: Sarah F. Adams Hymnal: LH1941 #533 (1941) Meter: 6.4.6.4.6.6.6.4 Scripture: Genesis 28:10-19 Lyrics: 1 Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee. E’en though it be a cross That raiseth me, Still all my song shall be, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee. 2 Tho' like the wanderer, The sun gone down, Darkness be over me, My rest a stone, Yet in my dreams I’d be Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee. 3 There let the way appear Steps unto heav’n; All that Thou sendest me In mercy giv'n; Angels to beckon me nearer Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee. 4 Then with my waking thoughts Bright with Thy praise, Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise, So by my woes to be Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee. 5 Or if on joyful wing Cleaving the sky, Sun, moon, and stars forgot, Upward I fly, Still all my song shall be, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee. Amen. Topics: Cross and Comfort Languages: English Tune Title: BETHANY
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Come, Jesus, from the Sapphire Throne

Author: Ray Palmer Hymnal: LH1941 #634 (1941) Meter: 8.8.8.8 Scripture: Genesis 28:17 Lyrics: 1 Come, Jesus, from the sapphire throne, Where Thy redeemed behold Thy face; Enter this temple, now Thine own, And let Thy glory fill the place. 2 We praise Thee that today we see Its sacred walls before Thee stand; 'Tis Thine for us, 'tis ours for Thee; Reared by Thy kind, assisting hand. 3 Oft as returns the day of rest, Let heartfelt worship here ascend; With Thine own joy fill ev'ry breast, With Thine own pow'r Thy Word attend. 4 Here in the dark and sorr'wing day Bid Thou the throbbing heart be still. Oh, wipe the mourner's tears away And give new strength to meet Thy will! 5 Here in baptismal water pure We find for sin a gracious cure; Our children here to Thee we bring To be Thine heirs, O heavenly King. 6 When at Thine altar we shall meet And keep the feast of dying love, Be our communion ever sweet With Thee and with Thy Church above. 7 Come, faithful Shepherd, feed Thy sheep; In Thine own arms the lambs enfold, Give help to climb the heavenward steep Till Thy full glory we behold. Amen. Topics: Special Occasions Dedication Languages: English Tune Title: WAREHAM
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In Loud, Exalted Strains

Author: Benjamin Francis Hymnal: LH1941 #638 (1941) Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8 Scripture: Genesis 28:17 Lyrics: 1 In loud, exalted strains The King of glory praise. O'er heav'n and earth He reigns Thro' everlasting days; But Zion, thou, so richly blest, Art His delight, His chosen rest. 2 O King of Glory, come And with Thy favor crown This temple as Thy home, This people as Thy own. Beneath this roof vouchsafe to show How God can dwell with men below. 3 Now let Thine ear attend Our supplicating cries; Now let our praise ascend, Accepted, to the skies: Now let Thy Word, the Gospel, sound Spread Thy celestial blessing round. 4 Here may the list'ning throng Receive Thy truth and love; Here Christians join the song Of seraphim above Till all who here may seek Thy face Rejoice in Thy abounding grace. Amen. Topics: Special Occasions Dedication Languages: English Tune Title: DARWALL'S 148TH
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O God of Jacob, by Whose Hand

Author: John Logan; Philip Doddridge Hymnal: LH1941 #434 (1941) Meter: 8.6.8.6 Scripture: Genesis 28:20-22 Lyrics: 1 O God of Jacob, by whose hand Thy people still are fed; Who thro' this weary pilgrimage Hast all our Fathers led. 2 Our vows, our prayers, we now present Before Thy throne of grace; God of our fathers, be the God Of their succeeding race. 3 Thro' each perplexing path of life Our wandering footsteps guide; Give us each day our daily bread And raiment fit provide. 4 Oh, spread Thy covering wings around Till all our wanderings cease And at our Father's loved abode Our souls arrive in peace. 5 Now with the humble voice of prayer Thy mercy we implore; Then with a grateful voice of praise Thy goodness we'll adore. Amen. Topics: Sanctification (The Christian Life) Trust Languages: English Tune Title: ST. SAVIOR
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Holy Father, in Thy Mercy

Author: Isabella S. Stephenson Hymnal: LH1941 #643 (1941) Meter: 8.5.8.3 with refrain Scripture: Genesis 31:49 Lyrics: 1 Holy Father, in Thy mercy Hear our anxious prayer; Keep our loved ones who are absent 'Neath Thy care. 2 Jesus, Savior, let Thy presence Be their light and guide; Keep, oh, keep them in their weakness At Thy side. 3 When in sorrow, when in danger, When in loneliness, In Thy love look down and comfort Their distress. 4 May the joy of Thy salvation Be their strength and stay! May they love and may they praise Thee Day by day! 5 Holy Spirit, let Thy teaching Sanctify their life; Send Thy grace that they may conquer In the strife. 6 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, God the One in Three, Bless them, guide them, save them, keep them, Near to Thee. Amen. Topics: Special Occasions Absent Ones Languages: English Tune Title: STEPHANOS

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