Ancient hymns – God give us Christian homes

    When I was in the university, I joined the chapel’s choir and one of our duties as choristers was ministering during weddings. I must have attended dozens of wedding services because they usually held before our choir practice which was fixed for 3pm, it was also a chance to eat wedding jollof rice and Coca Cola without the tedium of dressing up… This woman’s fashion sense leaves plenty to be desired.

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Staffs and notes

There were two songs that were staples at every wedding and we’ll be looking at one of them today. God give us christian homes was written by Baylus Benjamin McKinney (1886-1952). It’s also a staple for Mothering Sunday and Fathers Day services in the Anglican communion.

1 God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the Bible is loved and taught,
Homes where the Masters will is sought,
Homes crowned with beauty Your love has wrought;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

2 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!

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

4 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!

May our homes be blessed now and always.

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