Sunday, May 27, 2007

Christian Homes

"Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them. Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord. Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart" (Colossians 3:18-21, NASB).

Two weeks ago, we spent the weekend with my mother, Joyce Parks, for Mothers' Day. It was a fun weekend for everyone. On that Sunday, we sang a song at the Southside Church of Christ in Rogers, Arkansas, that was unknown to me, but I liked it. Apparently, it was not a new song, but it was new to me. It's called "God Give Us Christian Homes." These are the lyrics:

God, give us Christian homes!
Homes where the Bible is loved and taught,
Homes where the Master's will is sought,
Homes crowned with beauty Thy love hath wrought;
God, give us Christian homes;
God, give us Christian homes!

God, give us Christian homes!
Homes where the father is true and strong,
Homes that are free from the blight of wrong,
Homes that are joyous with love and song;
God, give us Christian homes;
God, give us Christian homes!

God, give us Christian homes!
Homes where the mother, in queenly quest,
Strives to show others Thy way is best,
Homes where the Lord is an honored guest;
God, give us Christian homes;
God, give us Christian homes!

God, give us Christian homes!
Homes where the children are led to know
Christ in His beauty who loves them so,
Homes where the altar fires burn and glow;
God, give us Christian homes;
God, give us Christian homes! Amen.

The song captures the heart of a Christ-honoring family in such a good way.

It was nice to visit Mom and Jerry (along with my sister, Tina Hurst; brother-in-law Jeff Hurst; nephew Aaron Hurst; niece Laura Hurst; and nephew Ryan Hurst). This is a late post about that weekend, because I forgot the name of the song that I wanted to quote. It took a while to find the lyrics, because I could not remember the song's title. Better late than never, I guess.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this song! it was my grandfathers favorite.

Terry said...

I like it, too. Thanks for the comment!

envoy said...

this song captures my heart every time i hear it, and makes me pray, "God give us christian homes"

Ossai Titilope said...

I love this song, it my favourite and it was sang on my wedding day

Anonymous said...

It was sang @ my wedding,too. I strongly recommend it as one of d wedding hymns for christian couples getting married in d church. From Funmi A.

Anonymous said...

i lov ds songs n i pray God grants me a Christian homes.

Elcee-MyWorld said...

A very inspiring song and the desire of every true christain