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a Christmas home

 

Written by THEUNIS, JOHANNES CLOETE  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

                                     “A CHRISTIAN HOME”
O GIVE US HOMES BUILT FIRM UPON THE SAVIOR,
WHERE CHRIST IS HEAD AND COUNSELLOR AND GUIDE;
WHERE EVERY CHILD IS TAUGHT HIS LOVE AND FAVOR
AND GIVES HIS HEART TO CHRIST, THE CRUCIFIED:
HOW SWEET TO KNOW THAT THOUGH 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 LORD, OUR GOD, OUR HOMES ARE THINE FOREVER!
WE TRUST TO THEE THEIR PROBLEMS, TOIL, AND CARE;
THEIR BANDS 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)