babe

and the babe, the world's Redeemer, 483

Glowing gold I bring the newborn babe so holy, 322

Haste, haste to bring him laud, the babe, the son of Mary!, 305

I know not how that Bethl'hem's babe could in the Godhead be, 704

still such a cradle would not do to hold a babe as great as you., 307

"The heav'nly babe you there shall find to human view displayed, 296

Babel-sounds

and ever o'er its Babel-sounds the blessed angels sing., 286

baby

As a mother feeds her baby, with the milk from her own breast, 659

As a mother feels the heartbeat of her baby held so near, 659

As a mother holds her baby, gazing in her child's eyes, 659

How sweet to hold a newborn baby, and feel the pride and joy he gives, 706

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, 301

where a mother laid her baby in a manger for his bed., 292

Who is that lovely little one? The baby Jesus, God's own Son., 307

backward

Lead us forward ever, slipping backward never, 493

bade

and bade its angry tumult cease and gave for wild confusion peace:, 725

he bade me welcome, O voice divine., 775

He bade me welcome, O word of mercy, 775

who bade the mighty ocean deep its own appointed limits keep:, 725

balance

Yet give us insight that keeps us aware justice and mercy in balance to share., 687

balm

Breathe through the pulses of desire thy coolness and thy balm, 739

O most wholesome balm of healing, all our debt to sins repealing, 419

Our shield from foes, our balm for woes, our great and sure salvation., 121

There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole, there is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul., 500

To comfort and to bless, to find a balm for woe, 657

whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm:, 802

With healing balm my soul he fills, and evíry faithless murmur stills, 15

ban

not the ban of death can part from the Lord the trusting heart., 215

band

a band of Christ's disciples to worship, sing, and pray., 378

As with a motherís tender hand, he leads his own, his chosen band, 15, 537

Leads forth in beauty all the starry band, 139

bands

Christ Jesus lay in death's strong bands, for our offenses given, 367

bane

Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure, by the cross are sanctified, 76

banish

As at his parting, joy shall banish grieving, 626

freshen my lips with wine, my soul with bread, banish my poverty with heaven's gold., 755

shall banish all our fears away, and sleep renew our pow'rs., 570

that the world we banish is our Christian care., 651

till you in my behalf appear, to banish ev'ry doubt and fear., 721

banished

O Lord of all the living, both banished and restored, 763

The radiant sun has vanished, its golden rays are banished from dark'ning skies of night, 572

till shadows have vanished and darkness is banished, 448

banishes

He banishes all fear and strife, and leads them gently on to everlasting life.593

Now he holds you by the hand, and banishes your fear, 729

banks

On Jordan's banks the Baptist's cry announces that the Lord is nigh, 267

banned

All that kills abundant living, let it from the earth be banned, 685

banner

and over us the banner spread of everlasting love., 198

each to each unite, endear; come, and spread your banner here., 672

Spread your love's broad banner o'er us, 310

lift high his royal banner, it must not suffer loss., 752

your festal banner wave on high, the cross of Christ your king., 786

banners

His banners are o'er us, his light goes before us, 448

Raise up your banners high in this hour., 489

banquet

Bless the one whose grace unbounded this amazing banquet founded, 588

by living out the banquet feast supported by our bond, 395

This is the hour of banquet and of song, 421

baptism

by baptism, and its soul to bless, out of the fullness of thy grace., 167

his baptism in Jordan river; his death on cross for my salvation, 237

one baptism shared, one language spoke, 396

the baptism of the heav'n-descended dove, 224, 490

baptismal

as heirs of God's baptismal grace, his word of hope proclaim., 628

from their bright baptismal day you have led them on their way., 426

Jordanís strong currents Godís Son announcing, made a beginning, baptismal day., 408

revive in us baptismal grace, and fan our smoldíring lives to flame., 379

Baptist's cry

On Jordan's banks the Baptist's cry announces that the Lord is nigh, 267

baptize

Baptize us with your Spirit, Lord, your cross on us be signed, 321

Baptize with joy and pow'r; give, O Dove descending, life never ending., 167

Lord, you call us to your service: ďIn my name baptize and teach.Ē, 71, 617

Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer, we baptize in your name., 409

baptized

baptized them with his Spirit, pure and good, 516

Baptized we live with God the Three in One. Alleluia!, 366

Christ, when for us you were baptized, God's spirit on you came, 321

For us baptized, for us he bore his holy fast and hungered sore, 485

in Christ baptized, beloved, befriended, children of God in peace and love., 315

There as the Lord, baptized and praying rose from the stream, the sinless one, 315

When John baptized by Jordan's river in faith and hope the people came, 315

who are into one by the Spirit baptized., 675

bards

For lo, the days are hast'ning on, by prophet bards foretold, 286

bare

As they offered gifts most rare at that manger rude and bare, 190

See for yourselves, the tomb is all bare, only the grave clothes are lying there.", 357

barren

and make land once barren with green abound, 616

Guide me, O my great Redeemer, pilgrim through this barren land., 790

Remember barren Golgotha, 365

barrier

Just as I am; thy love unknown has broken every barrier down, 762

barriers

In Christ there is no east or west -- he breaks all barriers down:, 781

bars

He closed the yawning gates of hell: the bars from heav'n's high portals fell, 361

base

hark to the voice above our base desire, 459

basis

the basis of all building, wealth, and speed., 654

bathed

Water has cleansed us, bathed with forgiveness, 408

battle

and now, O King eternal, we lift our battle song., 753

I shall not fear the battle if you are (at/by) my side, 172, 603

Let this world's tyrant rage; in battle weíll engage!, 788

Jesus' redeeming labors are done. Even the battle with sin is won., 357

the battle fought, the victory won, enter your Master's joy., 811

The strife is o'er, the battle done, the victory of life is won, 361

this day the noise of battle, the next the victor's song., 752

where ev'ry battle flag is furled and ev'ry trumpet stilled, 691

beaming

as with joy they hailed its light, leading onward, beaming bright, 190

How bright appears the Morning Star with mercy beaming from afar, 278

using as our guide the star so brightly beaming., 322

beams

Come, Holy Spirit, come let your bright beams arise, 21

in his beams appears, this my spirit cheers., 594

joyless is the day's return till your mercy's beams I view, 475

radiant beams from your holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace, 297

Thy glad beams, thou Morning Star, 281

till your Spirit breaks our night with the beams of truth unclouded, 558

bear

All who love and serve your city, all who bear its daily stress, 697

and, whatever I must bear, still in you lies purest pleasure, Jesus, priceless treasure!, 722

Be joyful in the Lord, my heart, both soul and body bear your part., 537

Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain, 757

bear the witness to his greatness; spread the story of his glory to the earthís remotest bounds., 631

But if, forgetful, we should find your yoke is hard to bear, 644

Come, holy Comforter, your sacred witness bear, 555

for only those who bear the cross may hope to wear the glorious crown., 758

Give of your own to bear the message glorious, 618

Having turned from other ways, now your name alone to bear, 614

help me to bear the cross when life is bleak and cheerless, 615

Help me to bear your easy yoke, in ev'ry moment watch and pray, 638

his strength shall bear your spirit up, and brace your heart, and nerve your arm., 758

is nailed to his cross and I bear it no more, 754

Let us each for others care, each another's burden bear, 672

lo, the heritage of all who bear your name, 756

Love one another, bear no ill, share of the bounty, do God's will., 536

may I press on to heaven and bear the prize in mind., 795

May we who bear his name our faith and love renew, 425

No angel in the sky can fully bear that sight, 405

Not as of old a little child, to bear and fight and die, 257

O bear me safe above, redeemed and free!, 705

O bless the Lord, my soul! His mercies bear in mind!, 546

O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, 743

pardon and spare me, summon and bear me homeward at last., 796

reject me not for sins that bear me down, 759

Shun not suff'ring, shame or loss, learn of him to bear the cross., 349

teach me the struggles of the soul to bear, 490

teaching us to bear our cross to know your kind of joy., 336

tell me your secret, help me bear the strain of toil, the fret of care, 735

thus the world will bear us witness that we, Lord, are truly thine., 673

till all our lives enflesh your word and bear your wounds of love., 338

to bear the dreadful curse for my soul?, 328

to bear within our mortal frame a life, a death, a saving name, 478

token of the pain that he will bear to save us., 322

trust for the children tomorrow will bear., 655

We bear the torch that flaming fell from the hands of those, 634

we cannot understand the woe your love was pleased to bear, 348

We may not know, we cannot tell what pains he had to bear, 353

We share our mutual woes, our mutual burdens bear, 680

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!, 743

who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?, 641

with all God's children everywhere his name and sign with pride we bear, 543

with us the cross to bear for Christ our Lord., 640

would bear one perfect flow'r here in the cold of winter and darkest midnight hour., 302

Your living likeness still we bear, though marred, dishonored, disobeyed., 579

bearer

Hail, O agonizing Savior, bearer of our sin and shame, 330

bearing

from field to store the grain bearing your sheaves again, 452

Savior, our sins and sorrows bearing, hear us and grant us this request:, 315

that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, 465

bears

in his hands he gently bears us, rescues us from all our foes., 529

From all evil pow'rs he spares them; in his mighty arms he bears them., 667

lead us to work that bears your fruit, giving knowledge of your truth., 536

'til peace in each home bears and nurtures the bud, 678

beasts

low lies his head with the beasts of the stall, 317

beat

yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet, 707

beauteous

Break forth, O beauteous heav'nly light, and usher in the morning., 287

beautiful

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, 467

Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations!, 470

How beautiful the country that eager hearts expect!, 814

beauty

and let our ordered lives confess the beauty of thy peace., 739

and we, this marvel seeing, forget our selfish being for joy of beauty not our own., 572

As water to the thirsty, as beauty to the eyes, 599

For the beauty of each hour of the day and of the night, 538

For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, 538

for the God of truth and beauty they in joy will surely see., 595

Freedom, wealth, regard and beauty come to nothing good unless --, 715

God of wisdom, truth, and beauty, 132

Help us, O Lord, to teach the beauty of your ways, 666

How good, Lord, to be here! Your beauty to behold, 326

its bounty, fertility, kindness, its beauty, its reason, its health, 656

Leads forth in beauty all the starry band, 139

May his beauty rest upon me as I seek the lost to win, 585

O day of God, draw nigh in beauty and in pow'r, 681

rich wounds yet visible above in beauty glorified., 405

the fields and flowers in beauty blaze, 365

The King shall come when morning dawns and light and beauty brings., 257

The Savior's blood and righteousness my beauty is, my glorious dress, 178, 181, 201

when beauty gilds the eastern hills and life to joy awakes., 257

become

Become the neverfailing wine, 424

Become to us the living bread, 424

bed

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, 301

death is a sleep, the grave a bed; with Jesus I shall rise., 356

in the starkest manger bed the King of glory lay, 336

The graves of all his saints Christ blest, and softened every bed, 87

The Spiritís breath revives the dead, new life emerges from that bed, 365

their bright wings above me, watching round my bed., 567

to lay our bed on rougher ground, to set our table in the crowd, 440

where a mother laid her baby in a manger for his bed., 292

befall

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, 719

I do not know what may befall of grief or gladness, peace or pain, 727

befits

Let your hearts be true and humble, as befits his holy reign!, 264

befitting

their harmonies sweet and befitting the word, 382

before

Before your ever-blazing throne we ask no luster of our own., 122

He will be in you, before and behind and beside you, 639

till we cast our crowns before you, lost in wonder, love, and praise., 474

befriend

God sends us his Spirit to befriend and help us, 493

Ponder anew what the almighty can do if with his love he befriend you., 530

We are yours; in love befriend us, be the guardian of our way, 731

befriended

down to earth descended, and our race befriended., 277

he left his friends, that all may be befriended:, 830

in Christ baptized, beloved, befriended, children of God in peace and love., 315

began

earth and heaven sprang to being, all created things began., 699

begin

Now let the heavens be joyful, let earth its song begin, 90

that we good soil may be. Begin, O Lord, with me!, 501

beginning

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end, 3, 34

As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.Amen., 236

As it was without beginning, so it lasts without an end, 458

End of faith, as its beginning, set our hearts at liberty., 124, 474

first to witness day's beginning from the brightness of night's death., 767

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity, 797

made a beginning, baptismal day., 408

They came to seek a new beginning, the human spirit's ageless quest, 315

who from the beginning was the mighty Word., 480

beginnings

Send us, God of new beginnings, humbly hopeful into life., 398

This is a day of new beginnings; our God is making all things new., 784

This is a day of new beginnings, time to remember and move on, 784

begins

and with this joyful cry worship begins and ends:, 210

begotten

Of the Father's love begotten ere the worlds began to be, 483

begun

What is begun shall surely be completed. To God be endless praise!, 830

behalf

till you in my behalf appear, to banish ev'ry doubt and fear., 721

behavior

Our gracious God sent the Savior, who, showing perfect behavior, 316

so shall we in doctrine, in word and behavior, 616

then let love determine our behavior, for 'tis God's command to all, 397

What manner of behavior is by thy love required of me?, 269

behind

He will be in you, before and behind and beside you, 639

behold

Angels help us to adore him, who behold him face to face., 529

As with gladness men of old did the guiding star behold, 190

behold me, Lord, returning with hope and trust to you., 763

Church, unite for the right; let your foes behold your stand, 631

come and behold him, born the king of angels, 62, 283

Faithful soul, behold your King and Lord comes to meet you., 275

from each degree of faith to more, till we behold your face., 703

How good, Lord, to be here! Your beauty to behold, 326

In his temple now behold him, see the long-expected Lord, 314

In the arms of her who bore him, virgin pure, behold him lie, 314

Late in time behold him come to the earth from heaven's home, 295

live to behold our large increase, and die to meet us all above., 432

may our eyes be ever turning to behold your cross anew, 331

The word of God a promise told: a king shall come, let all behold., 299

till we behold your face and know as we are known, 318

We all behold one vision, a stark reality:, 620

we may behold you as you are, with full and endless sight., 713

while angels in their songs rejoice, and cry, "Behold he prays!", 749

being

Before that face all-seeing of God who gave us being, we pass away and we are gone., 806

earth and heaven sprang to being, all created things began., 699

for the Lord who framed our being well recalls that we are dust!, 534

Lord of all being, throned afar, your glory flames from sun and star, 122, 159

Triune God, mysterious Being, undivided and diverse, 642

belief

by a mutual, hearty love their belief in Jesus prove., 672

true belief and true repentance, ev'ry grace that brings you nigh., 765

believe

And we believe your word, though dim our faith may be., 657

be all praise and honor done: "We believe in God!", 387

be grateful and receive God's blessing; and believe, 452

because thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God, I come, I come!, 762

brings us life and pow'r and love: we believe in God., 387

but we believe it was for us he hung and suffered there., 353

Come in praise and adoration, all who on Christís name believe, 37

Embracing Spirit, gift of Christ, by whom Godís truth we can believe, 225

from Christ, who spoke as none e'er spoke; but we believe him near, 713

God pours the Holy Spirit on all who would believe, 378

I do believe he died for me the holy Lamb on Calvary., 776

is our true and living Lord: we believe in God., 387

Learned to love and be forgiving, and believe in Jesus' way., 130

life itself, creative, free: we believe in God., 387

My Jesus said all who believe will find a merciful reprieve, 776

repenting souls, in him believe; you wounded, look on him and live., 198

that the Holy Spirit lives in each heart that does believe., 397

the fruits of this service to all who believe., 194

there is love we yet can meet and believe the Christ is there --, 793

time to believe what love is bringing, laying to rest the pain that's gone., 784

We believe in Christ the Savior, Son of God in human frame, 699

We believe in God the Father, God Almighty, by whose plan, 699

We believe in God the Spirit; in one church, below, above, 699

We believe in Jesus risen, heaven's king to rule and reign, 699

We believe that you will come to be our judge., 235

We praise the Christ who preached good news, who said, "Repent, believe,", 481

we, who cannot live without you, we adore you! We believe!, 564

what it means in daily living to believe and to adore., 564

with joyful and with open hearts, with all that we believe, 801

believed

He comes in truth when faith is grown; believed, obeyed, adored, 478

how precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed., 783

believer

to ev'ry believer the promise of God:, 550

Which only the believer feels, direct, and keep, and cheer our hearts, 33

believers

It's God alone whose saving way has set believers free., 364

Rejoice, rejoice, believers, and let your lights appear, 256

to your church a pattern give, showing how believers live., 672

You overcame the sting of death and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers, 235

believer's heart

rising, swelling, coming, dwelling, in each new believer's heart., 702

believes

alleluia! He is near us; faith believes, nor questions how., 373

never boastful nor resentful, love believes and suffers long:, 591

the vilest offender who truly believes, that moment from Jesus a pardon receives., 550

believing

Add to your believing deeds that prove it true --, 582

As we reach for you believing, and we go to love and serve you, 798

faith in his presence strengthen our believing, 626

How good the name of Jesus sounds to all believing ears!, 487

in our doubt there is believing, 797

May our faith redeem the blunder of believing that our thought, 664

not faithless but believing be." Alleluia!, 369

O God, have mercy, to your children giving hope in believing., 812

Though not seeing, yet believing in the Truth, the Life, the Way., 392

belittling

For taking light the tasks now ours, belittling oft our given pow'rs, 738

bells

Christ builds his church in ev'ry land; bells still are chiming, 512

people in misery want bells to ring, come, Lord Jesus Christ., 266

belong

And happy are they who to Jesus belong:, 304

inspired with hope and praise to Christ belong., 640

It is by grace we are assured that we belong to him:, 781

Little ones to him belong; they are weak, but he is strong., 726

Sing a new song to the Lord, he to whom wonders belong!, 547

beloved

a voice was heard from heaven saying, "This is my own beloved Son.", 315

Christ the beloved one -- Jesus is Lord!, 407

God called you "My beloved Son," the suff'ring servant true, 321

God the Father's most beloved and sole begotten Son, 336

in Christ baptized, beloved, befriended, children of God in peace and love., 315

O Simon Peter, Andrew, James, and John -- beloved one, 611

below

Lord of all life, below, above, whose light is truth, whose warmth is love, 122

bend

above its sad and lowly plains they bend on hov'ring wing, 286

bend it to your own pure will, all my life with graces fill., 223

Cure your children's warring madness, bend our pride to your control, 751

Lord, to you your people bend; unto us your Spirit send, 375

O Wind of God, come, bend us, break us, till humbly we confess our need, 47

over our spirits bend on this, your holy day., 563

to him we bend each heart and will., 718

We bend before your throne and humbly chant your praise, 633

bended

Come adore on bended knee Christ, the Lord, the newborn king., 288

bendeth

See where the clear star bendeth over the manger blessed, 284

bending

from angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold:, 286

O ye, beneath life's crushing load, whose forms are bending low, 286

Saints before the altar bending, watching long in hope and fear, 293

bends

but downward bends his burning eye at mysteries so bright., 405

benediction

give to your people for the day's affliction your benediction., 812

benefits

Forget not all his benefits! The Lord to all is kind., 546

benighted

arise, O/the Sun so longed for, o'er this benighted sphere., 56, 256

bent

a dream of swords to sickles bent, of spears to scythe and spade, 691

bereft

a skull-like hill, a drink of gall, an airless tomb, bereft of all., 337

beset

The church of Christ, in ev'ry age beset by change, but Spirit-led, 694

besetting

your new journey now begins, freed from earth's besetting sins., 809

beside

He will be in you, before and behind and beside you, 639

best

Be still, my soul: your best, your heav'nly friend, 757

Brightest and best of the stars of the morning, 317

Forgive the hurts our selfishness inflicted on those we love and those who love us best., 671

I love to tell the story, for those who know it best, 625

In him we rest, who makes the best, 718

let us as night is falling, on God our Maker calling, give thanks to him, who loves us best., 572

like the merchant, fine pearls seeking, searches, yearning for the best, 702

With gratitude and humble trust we bring our best today, 650

bestow

all we want, our shining treasure, God in Jesus did bestow., 715

and his peace on you bestow; Amen, Amen, be it so., 446

Christ came from heaven's throne salvation to bestow, 482

gifts of blessing to bestow on your waiting church below, 426

In mercy, Lord, this grace bestow, that in your service we may do, 643

life and pow'r on them bestow, them with needful strength endow, 636

who in your house your name confess, on us your grace bestow, 68

bestowed

Come, Lord Jesus, our guest to be, and bless these gifts bestowed by thee., 826

bestower

Great Creator, life-bestower, truth beyond all thought's recall, 642

bestowing

That Spirit knows no limit, bestowing life and pow'r., 378

within my heart appear, and kindle it, your holy flame bestowing., 492

without whom nothing is, all perfect gifts bestowing, 615

bestows

no humble task refused your love bestows., 653