The First-Fruits of Resurrection (I Corinthians 15:20-18)

The first-fruits of the harvest fully grown,
Were given as a sacred sacrifice.
And Christ, the sacrifice that would atone,
As first-fruit, promises eternal life.
First Christ was resurrected from the dead,
And claimed a place at God’s mighty right-hand,
Then all the saints will rise from their grave-beds,
Then everything will list to Christ’s commands.
And all authority is given Him,
Subjection every power ‘neath his feet.
Death cannot have dominion over Him,
But God is all, all is in Him complete.
So wait for resurrection patiently,
Christ’s resurrection was our guarantee.

Our Father of Mercy (Hebrews 13:20-21)

To the tune: “The Lambs of the Green Hills”

O our Father of mercy, come and share peace with us,
From our enemy save us and renew in us trust.
With peace from sin and suffering from all tumult and lust,
Build unshaken reliance on You, Lord.

O our Lord of creation, come revive us anew,
Resurrect us from sinning, so we’ll seek after You,
Give us life in Your Spirit, life that’s faithful and true,
Dead to dying, we’ll be more like You, Lord.

O our Father and shepherd, faithful unto Your sheep,
Ever guide us with mercy, when we wander or flee,
For, lo, You’re ever watchful, and You never will sleep,
But will rally us back unto You, Lord.

O our Father by promise and in covenant one,
With your blood you have bought us, and have called us Your sons,
In that blood, then, forever, we can confident come,
And Your sacrifice brings us to You, Lord.

O our Father all-holy, You are sacred and pure,
Now equip us for good works, through all suffering endure.
Help us heed those above us, make us generous and sure,
And bear offspring that listen to You, Lord.

O our Father of mercy, you perform what is right,
You are perfect in goodness, ever pleasing in Your sight,
And Your every performance is accomplished in Christ,
Let our praises be given to You, Lord!

Foundational Doctrines (Hebrews 6:1-3)

To maturity let us be born,
The foundation is Jesus our Lord.
Here we build, and we hang all our hope,
Keep these ever in view as you grow:

All our works are as dung unto Him.
We are dead, and therefore must repent.

For by grace, through our faith, we are saved,
And that faith is a gift that God gave.

There are baptisms given by God:
Those of water, and fire, and blood.

The assembly of saints in His church,
Is essential to grow in His word.

Every man will be raised from the dead,
All those mortal immortal instead.

They’ll be judged by eternal decree,
To be punished, or paradise see.