Hymns in Our Family Life

My husband and I love a good hymn, and we’ve made them part of the fabric of our family life from the very beginning.  At our wedding, we sang “We Come, O Christ, To You,” a lesser-known InterVarsity hymn that my parents had also included in their wedding 26 years earlier.  It’s a beautiful summary of our family’s desire to honor and glorify Christ, and now we’re teaching it to the kids.:

We come, O Christ, to you, true Son of God and man,
By whom all things consist, in whom all life began:
In you alone we live and move, and have our being in your love.

You are the Way to God, your blood our ransom paid;
In you we face our Judge and Maker unafraid.
Before the throne absolved we stand, your love has met your law’s demand.

You are the living Truth! All wisdom dwells in you,
The Source of every skill, the one eternal TRUE!
O great I AM! In you we rest, sure answer to our every quest.

You only are true Life, to know you is to live
The more abundant life that earth can never give:
O risen Lord! We live in you: in us each day your life renew!

We worship you, Lord Christ, our Savior and our King,
To you our youth and strength adoringly we bring:
So fill our hearts, that all may view your life in us, and turn to you.

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