Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).
May I trust in you,
No matter how I feel.
May I cling to you,
When life is an ordeal.
May I walk with you,
And share your warm embrace.
May I rest in you,
Until I see your face.
1. Trust in God (John 14:1; NLT).
2. Serve only the Lord your God and fear him alone. Obey his commands, listen to his voice, and cling to him (Deuteronomy 13:4; NLT).
Do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed (1 Peter 4:12-13; NIV).
3. O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8; NLT).
So he returned to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him (Luke 15:20; NLT).
4. My soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him (Psalm 62:5; NIV).
Now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; NRSV).
The Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8; NLT).
1. Please teach me, Lord, what you require,
So I may do as you desire.
2. “Love me, your neighbours, strangers, foes, And pray for all, till healing flows.
3. Make no show of faith, or prayer, But serve me gladly, everywhere.
4. Keep your temper, staying calm; Forgive all those who hurt and harm.
5. Say, ‘Sorry,’ when you grieve someone, And make peace, always, if you can.
6. Be honest, kind, and quick to care; Keen to lend, and give, and share.
7. Above all else, these words are key: Take up your cross, and follow me!”
8. Thank you, dear Lord; I hear your call; You are my way, my truth, my all.
1. What does the Lord your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the Lord your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul (Deuteronomy 10:12; NLT).
I desire mercy, not sacrifice (Hosea 6:6; NIV).
2. You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength [and] love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:30-31; NLT).
You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbour’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! (Matthew 5:43-4; NLT).
3. When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others (Matthew 6:6; NIV).
Serve the Lord with gladness (Psalm 100:2; NKJV).
4. In your anger do not sin (Ephesians 4:26; NIV).
Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent (Psalm 4:4; NLT).
Forgive those who sin against you (Matthew 6:14; NLT).
5. If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift (Matthew 5:23-4; NIV).
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God (Matthew 5:9; NIV).
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone (Romans 12:18; NIV).
6. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid (Luke 6:35; NLT).
Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:40; NIV).
7. Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23; NLT).
8. Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).
Christ is all that matters (Colossians 3:11; NLT).
I know that the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me (Psalm 16:8; NLT).
1. When I wake, Lord,
You are with me.
When I pray
We join as one.
2. When I walk
You go with me
In rain, or storm,
Or summer sun.
3. When I serve,
We work together.
When I’m sick,
You share my pain.
4. When I sleep,
You rest beside me
Till we rise
To start again.
5. Lord, in danger,
You are with me,
With staff and rod;
6. And, in death,
You’ll still be here,
To guide my spirit
Back to God.
1. When I wake up, you are still with me (Psalm 139:18; NLT).
Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).
2. I am with you always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20; NLT).
3. The Lord worked with them (Mark 16:20; NIV).
In all their suffering he also suffered (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).
4. Then Jesus said, “Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28-30; NLT).
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe (Psalm 4:8; NLT).
5. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you (Isaiah 43:2; NLT).
You are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).
6. Even when I walk through the dark valley of death, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me (Psalm 23:4; NLT, alternative translation).
The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).