A Christian Home
Barbara B. Hart, 1916
Jean Sibelius, 1865-1957
O give us homes built firm upon the Savior, Where Christ is Head and Counselor and Guide;
Where ev'ry 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 home 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 fins 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 ev'ry 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.
The last 2 days I have posted poems that I found in a beautiful book called Verses of Virtue. I ordered the book HERE from Christian Book Distributor. This will definately be a keepsake book that I am planning on putting in my girls hope chest!
Sing the praises of Christian womanhood! Through psalms, poetry, and prose, the Bible uses the beauty of language to communicate the vision, purpose, and mission of wives and mothers that once defined American family life. Gathering heartwarming and inspirational verses from Scripture, America's historical writings, and even antiquity, Phillips provides blessings and encouragement for your glorious calling. 126 pages, hardcover from Vision Forum