The Light of the world

‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ John 8:12
The light revealing God,
the light that shows the way
which leads from darkness, sin and death
to joy and peace today.

Christ is the one, true light
of power and purity.
The one who made the sun and stars,
can show the truth to me.

He went ahead through death,
so follow in his light;
his Spirit strengthens, and his Word
will counsel, guide aright.

Disasters

This earth was perfect, now it’s flawed,
perfection soon will be restored,
but now uncertain are the days,
and troubles rise in many ways,
so we must turn our eyes upon
him who can help, neglected One;

instead of anger for what’s come,
no longer help and mercy shun,
for soon he will take death away –
we need to pray before that day
to him who is a King who can
forgive and rescue mortal man.

Praying like Paul

Ephesians 3:16–19
Strengthen with power infinite;
grace may your Spirit pour;
strengthen us in our inmost souls,
tasting your riches more.
Father, our gracious God, I bow
humbly, in faith, I ask you now,
grace and reviving may we know.

Christ then will dwell within our hearts –
not just a short-term guest.
Welcomed by faith, his word obeyed,
– richly we will be blessed.

Rooted, established in his love;
may he give all his own
power to perceive how vast Christ’s love, –
depth of the love he’s shown.

Love that surpasses knowledge, – can’t
fully be understood
by anyone; I pray he will
fill you with all things good.

Tune: 86 86 888 Supremacy by N Tomblin [tune of ‘Thou art the Everlasting Word”]

Personal Instructor

I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. Psalm 16:7
A counsellor by day and night,
instructor true within
to train in ways of truth and right,
exposing devious sin.

He knows my feelings and my mind,
Christ’s Spirit can prevail –
mould me to be more gentle, kind,–
and sorry when I fail.

He knows his Word of righteousness;
His truth meets every need;
in times of ease and hours of stress,
his wisdom may I heed.

Tune: CM

Guard your heart

Ephesians 6:14   &   Proverbs 4:20-27
A breastplate of righteousness
protecting our hearts
– imputed, – and holiness
Christ’s Spirit imparts:
your will and emotion
keep safe under guard,
by good application
each day of God’s Word.

Our speech cleansed and guarded,
with words to do good;
our eyes trained and guided
away from the lewd.
Keep on the path founded
on truth, – not thin ice
where pitfalls abound and
temptations entice.

Tune: 11 11 11 11

Bible characters

We’ve learnt in the Bible
how many were brave,
and knew God’s forgiveness,
for Jesus could save;
they trusted, and worshipped,
and thought about heaven,
and shared all the good things
that they had been given.

Even me! even me!
I can trust him and pray.
Even me! even me!
I can be kind today.
This world will be better
if I do my part.
Oh, Jesus please help me,
and live in my heart!

You’ve heard about Abraham,      (or, Abram, and)
Moses and Paul,
but maybe not Anna,
or Caleb at all:
so many had courage
through faith in the Lord,
to do what was right,
and to live by his Word.