God Give Us Christian Homes ~ hymn

God Give Us Christian Homes

Do you ever love the words of a song because they challenge you and remind you what you should be striving for? This is one of those hymns for me. The gentle melody reminds me that I should be a calm presence in our home. (Something that I am striving for because, well, I lose my patience and get tired and all those other things that shorten my temper.) I am reminded to make the Bible a centerpiece of our home, our daily life, our teachings. I am reminded that hospitality should be a big part of life. I see that joy and love and song should be expected and a way of life. But as I was reading these lyrics again this evening, one line stuck out at me.

“Homes where the Lord is an honored guest.”

It gave me pause. What does that look like? What does that sound like? When we honor someone, we give them the best of what we have – our things, our money, and more. But what about our time? Am I giving the best of that, as well? When I honor someone, I put that person before myself. I think more about what is right for them, not me. I give them the best of all I have.

So, it is time to ask myself – do I treat the Lord as an honored guest?

As I strive to make mine a Christian home, I need to keep asking these questions so that I can make myself a better example of Christ for my children and to show the love of Christ to the world around me.

Blessings,
Lori, At Home.

God Give Us Christian Homes

words & music: Baylus B McKinney

  1. 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 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!

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One thought on “God Give Us Christian Homes ~ hymn

  1. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) February 3, 2019 at 11:23 pm Reply

    that is a very good question… do we honour the Lord well?

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