Hope for a Child

Hope for a child is a home that's secure

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2004)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Hope, for a child, is a home that’s secure,
safety for sleeping, fresh water that’s pure,
food on the table, and clean clothes to wear,
love without limits from people who care.

2 Yet in our world many children today
live without hope, cast aside, tossed away,
homeless and hungry, abused, in ill health,
shrouded by apathy, hidden from wealth.

3 Who in our midst will show love to the lost?
Who will support them, whatever the cost?
Who has unlimited power to bring
hope to these children, and make their hearts sing?

4 Blessed by our birth, God, with more than is fair,
Gratefully, gladly we promise to share
all your good gifts with these children in need,
following Jesus in word and in deed.

Source: Faith That Lets Us Sing: fifty new hymns and short worship songs #38

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hope for a child is a home that's secure
Title: Hope for a Child
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2004)
Language: English
Copyright: © 2017 Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.


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Faith That Lets Us Sing #38

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