A CHRISTIAN HOME LYRICS
- O give us homes built firm upon the Saviour,
Where Christ is Head and counsellor and Guide;
Where ev’ry child is taught His love and favour,
And gives his heart to Christ, the Crucified:
How sweet to know that tho’ his foot-steps 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 evr’y 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 centre of our least endeavour –
Be Thou our Guest, our hearts and homes to share.