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“I encourage you to meditate on the words of these two songs.” <>< Dona

God Moves in A Mysterious Way by Jeremy Riddle

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm

Deep in unsearchable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sovereign will

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take
The clouds you so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings, in blessings
In blessings on your head

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense
But trust Him for His grace
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face

His purposes will ripen fast
Unfolding every hour
The bud may have a bitter taste
But sweet will be the flower

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take
The clouds you so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings, in blessings
In blessings on your head

Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain
God is His own interpreter
And He will make it plain

In His own time
In His own way God in His own time
And in His own way

Would You Bless our Homes and Families?

Source of life who calls us here;
in our world of stress and tension
teach us love that conquers fear.

Help us learn to love each other
with a love that constant stays;
teach us when we face our troubles,
love’s expressed in many ways.

When our way is undemanding,
let us use the time that’s ours
to delight in simple pleasures,
sharing joys in gentle hours.

When our way is anxious walking
and a heavy path we plod,
teach us trust in one another
and in You, our gracious God.

From the homes in which we’re nurtured
with the love that shapes us there,
teach us, God, to claim as family
every one whose life we share.

And through all that life may offer,
may we in Your love remain;
may the love we share in families
be alive to praise Your name.

Let us reach beyond the boundaries
of our daily thought and care
till the family You have chosen
spills its love out everywhere.

Help us learn to love each other
with a love that constant stays;
teach us when we face our troubles,
love’s expressed in many ways.


“May you and I be blessed with loving families.” <>< Dona