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Faith, Hope and Love

Words and Music by Dan Rutledge

On the Ordination of Deacon Charles Alfred Stillwell, May 1999

Hear 'Faith, Hope and Love'

Chorus 1
How sweet is the Lord: Share all your hopes and dreams with Him.
How dear is the Lord: He is Faith and Hope and Love.
How near is the Lord: He's in your heart just talk to Him.
How dear is the Lord: He is Faith and Hope and Love.

Verse 1
Faith is the gift that keeps the word of God alive.
Faith is the trust you see in every groom and bride.
Faith is the color, of every nation's skin,
Faith is the dancer to the music from within.

Chorus 2
How fair is the Lord: His mercy is for everyone.
How dear is the Lord: He is Faith and Hope and Love.
How just is the Lord: Forgiveness for your hidden sin.
How dear is the Lord: He is Faith and Hope and Love.

Verse 2
Hope is the promise of a little better day,
Hope is the gift you need to let God have His way.
Hope is the mantle we protect with all our might,
Hope is the candle light that melts the dark of night.

Chorus 3
How bless'd is the Lord: His glory shines on every one.
How dear is the Lord: He is Faith and Hope and Love.
How gentle the Lord: He treasures each and every prayer.
How dear is the Lord: He is Faith and Hope and Love.

Verse 3
Love is the journey based upon our Faith and Hope,
Love is the answer when we feel we cannot cope.
Love is the chance we have to give ourselves away.
Love, Faith and Hope are gifts to share upon the way.

Repeat Chorus 1
How sweet is the Lord: Share all your hopes and dreams with Him.
How dear is the Lord: He is Faith and Hope and Love.
How near is the Lord: He's in your heart just talk to Him.
How dear is the Lord: He is Faith and Hope and Love.

End (same tune as last 2 lines of chorus)
Sing praise to the Lord. Sing of Faith and Hope and Love.
Sing praise to the Lord: He is Faith and Hope and Love.

Faith, Hope and Love: Words and music 1999 Dan Rutledge, London Ontario Canada

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