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Keeping one’s family in the way of the Lord is of utmost importance, and God-fearing families are a gift from Him.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 17:1-6

ESV Text: Proverbs 17:1-6

KJV Text:

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     1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

     2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

     3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.

     4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

     5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

     6 Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 626 :
O Happy Home — Organ Audio

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1. O happy home where Thou art loved most dearly, 
Thou faithful Friend and Savior full of grace, 
And where among the guests there never cometh 
One who can hold such high and honored place! 
O happy home where all, in heart united, 
In holy faith and blessed hope are one, 
Whom bitter death a little while divideth, 
Yet cannot end the union here begun! 

2. O happy home where two, in heart united, 
In holy faith, are clinging unto Thee; 
Where both, to Thee a joyful service bringing, 
Hear and obey Thy voice most willingly; 
Where both, to Thee in truth forever cleaving, 
In joy, in grief, make Thee their only Stay 
And fondly hope in Thee to be believing 
Both in the good and in the evil day. 

3. O happy home whose little ones are given 
Early to Thee in humble faith and prayer, 
To Thee, their Friend, who from the heights of heaven 
Guides them and guards with more than mother’s care! 
O happy home where each one serves Thee, lowly, 
Whatever his appointed work may be, 
Till every common task seems great and holy 
When it is done, O Lord, as unto Thee! 

4. O happy home where Thou art not forgotten 
When joy is overflowing, full, and free! 
O happy home where every wounded spirit 
Is brought, O great Physician, unto Thee, 
Until at last, when earthly toil is ended, 
All meet Thee in the blessed home above, 
From whence Thou camest, where Thou hast ascended, 
Thine everlasting home of peace and love! 

Hymn: WS 790 :
Your Love, O God, Has Called Us Here