Tag Archive | love

Without Seeing You

Without Seeing You

Without seeing You, we love You.
Without touching You, we embrace.
Without knowing You, we follow.
Without seeing You, we believe.

We return to You deep within,
leave the past to the dust.
Turn to You with tears and fasting,
You are ready to forgive.

Refrain:
Without seeing You, we love You.
Without touching You, we embrace.
Without knowing You, we follow.
Without seeing You, we believe.

The sparrow will find a home
near to You, O God.
How happy we who dwell with You,
forever in Your house.
Refrain

Forever we sing to You
of your goodness, O God;
proclaiming to all the world
of your faithfulness and love.
Refrain

For You are our shepherd;
there is nothing we need.
In green pastures we will find our rest,
in waters of peace.
Refrain

Inspired by 1 Peter 1:8
Text: David Haas
Audio: Stephen Sollars
Photo: Marge McCoy

More Love to Thee

More Love to Thee

More love to Thee, O Christ, more love to Thee!
Hear Thou the prayer I make on bended knee.
This is my earnest plea: More love, O Christ, to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Once earthly joy I craved, sought peace and rest;
Now Thee alone I seek, give what is best.
This all my prayer shall be: More love, O Christ to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Then shall my latest breath whisper Thy praise;
This be the parting cry my heart shall raise;
This still its prayer shall be: More love, O Christ to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Words: Elizabeth P. Prentiss, 1856
Music: W. Howard Doane, 1870
Audio: Stephen Sollars
Photo: Marge McCoy

Love Lifted Me

Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s, gradpa’s, uncles and those that take the place of dad in someone’s life. May the love of our Heavenly Father lift you with love today. God Bless!

Love Lifted Me

I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore,
Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more,
But the Master of the sea, heard my despairing cry,
From the waters lifted me, now safe am I.
Refrain

Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help
Love lifted me!

All my heart to Him I give, ever to Him I’ll cling
In His blessèd presence live, ever His praises sing,
Love so mighty and so true, merits my soul’s best songs,
Faithful, loving service too, to Him belongs.

Refrain

Souls in danger look above, Jesus completely saves,
He will lift you by His love, out of the angry waves.
He’s the Master of the sea, billows His will obey,
He your Savior wants to be, be saved today.

Refrain

Text: James Rowe
Music: Howell E. Smith
Audio: Stephen Sollars
Photo: Marge McCoy

Make Me a Blessing

Make Me a Blessing

Out in the highways and byways of life,
Many are weary and sad;
Carry the sunshine where darkness is rife,
Making the sorrowing glad.

Refrain:
Make me a blessing, make me a blessing,
Out of my life may Jesus shine;
Make me a blessing, O Savior, I pray,
Make me a blessing to someone today.

Tell the sweet story of Christ and His love,
Tell of His pow’r to forgive;
Others will trust Him if only you prove
True, every moment you live.
Refrain

Give as ’twas given to you in your need,
Love as the Master loved you;
Be to the helpless a helper indeed,
Unto your mission be true.
Refrain

Text: Ira b. Wilson (1909)
Music: George S. Schuler
Audio: Stephen Sollars
Photo: Bob McCoy

home

Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.”
― Sarah Dessen

Photo by Peggy Logue

Faith

Happy Mother’s Day to all our readers.

Pictured in today’s photo is Charlene Haynes with her great, great granddaughter Harper who was born on her 90th birthday. Charlene is a sweet, Godly woman who is leaving a spiritual inheritance to her family as she shares God’s everlasting love with several generations.

Faith of Our Mothers

Faith of our mothers, living still
In cradle song and bedtime prayer;
In nursery lore and fireside love,
Thy presence still pervades the air:
Faith of our mothers, living faith!
We will be true to thee to death.

Faith of our mothers, loving faith,
Fount of our childhood’s trust and grace,
Oh, may thy consercration prove
Source of a finer, nobler race:
Faith of our mothers, living faith,
We will be true to thee till death.

Faith of our mothers, guiding faith,
For youthful longing, youthful doubt,
How blurred our vision, blind our way,
Thy providential care without:
Faith of our mothers, guiding faith,
We will be true to thee till death.

Faith of our mothers, Christian faith,
Is truth beyond our stumbling creeds,
Still serve the home and save the Church,
And breathe thy spirit through our deeds:
Faith of our mothers, Christian faith!
We will be true to thee till death.

Music: St. Catherine (Walton) arranged by James G. Walton
Lyrics:Arthur B. Patten, 1920
Audio: Stephen Sollars
Photo Courtesy of Hilary Miller