God, Give Us Christian Homes!

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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 Thy love hath wrought;
God, give us Christian homes;
God, give us Christian homes!

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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!

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God, give us Christian homes!
Homes where the mother, in queenly quest,
Strives to show others Thy way is best,
Homes where the Lord is an honored guest;
God, give us Christian homes;
God, give us Christian homes!

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God, give us Christian homes!
Homes where the children are led to know
Christ in His beauty Who loves them so,
Homes where the alter fires burn and glow;
God, give us Christian homes;
God, give us Christian homes!.
Amen

Baylus Benjamin McKinney’s song discusses what makes a godly home.
I. Stanza one says that the Bible must be the foundation
“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 Thy love hath wrought. God, give us Christian homes; God, give us Christian
homes!”

A. The Bible needs to be loved and taught in the home because it is God’s inspired message for all
mankind: 2 Tim. 3.16-17

B. When the Bible is the foundation of the home, the Master’s will is sought because the members will
develop the attitude, “Not my will, but Thine be done”: Lk. 22.42

C. Such a home will be crowned with the beauty of God’s love because it will be built upon the Lord’s will: Ps. 127.1

II. Stanza two says that the father must be true and
strong
“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!”

A. The husband and father must love his wife and children: Col. 3.19

B. He must take the leadership in keeping the home free from the blight of wrong by commanding them to keep the ways of the Lord: Gen. 18.19

C. Also, he must take the leadership in promoting
the joyousness of song and teaching them to love the Lord: Deut. 6.5-7

III. Stanza three says that that the mother must be queen and show that God’s will is best
“God, give us Christian homes! Homes where the mother, in queenly quest,
Strives to show others Thy way is best, Homes where the Lord is an honored guest.
God, give us Christian homes; God, give us Christian homes!”

A. The wife and mother is queen of the home because she is to guide or manage the household: 1 Tim. 5.14

B. She shows others that God’s way is best by submitting to her husband and doing what is proper
for the family: Col. 3.18

C. When the mother truly loves her husband and children, the Lord will be an honored guest in that
home because the word of God cannot be blasphemed: Tit. 2.4-5

IV. Stanza four says that the children must be taught to know the Lord
“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!”

A. Parents must train their children to love and obey first the parents and then God: Col. 3.20-21

B. In this way, the children will be led to know the beauty and l
ove of Christ: Eph. 5.1-2

C. The “altar fires” figuratively represent the emphasis in the home on making God’s will the
center of the home so that the faith of the parents is passed on to the children: 2 Tim. 1.3-5

Conclusion.: Through the years, we have not had many hymns in our books about the home. This song
offers a suitable musical message which focuses on what God’s word has to say about family living. We
live in an age when the home seems to be breaking down because the various individuals are not always fulfilling their God-given responsibilities. Therefore, the earnest desire of every believer should be, “God, Give Us Christian Homes.”

“… I am an unprofitable servant: I have done that which was my duty to do.” (Luke 17:10b)

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