Spirit of Light, shine on our stride, show up our folly, shatter our pride, 491


fondly tend and safely keep them in your mercy strong and true., 660


here are table, font, and pulpit; here the cross has central place., 564


Bread, a food so elemental, yet supremely sacramental., 419

Feed your lambs, I'll feed your lambs and first of all with food, 601

For food in a world where many walk in hunger, 829

from your all-bounteous hand our food may we receive with gratitude., 816

Holy, holy, holy giver of all good, life and food, reign adored forever., 568

"My body broken for your sin receive and eat as living food.", 355

New life for some means food and warmth, for some the right to speak, 481

one holy name she blesses, partakes one holy food, 511

Ponder now the sacred loaf, bread of God, the food of hope, 227

so God feeds us through communion, holy presence, blessed food, 659

that living bread, that heav'nly wine, be our immortal food., 411

that you should count us worthy, Lord, to share this heav'nly food., 417

the seedtime and the harvest, our life, our health, our food, 162, 453

You, the carpenter of Naz'reth, toiling for your daily food, 576


Dear Lord and Father of mankind, forgive our foolish ways, 739

from our foolish error, ere he comes in terror., 186, 270, 273

rid us of foolish fears, bring us serenity:, 800

Take up your cross, heed not the shame, and let your foolish heart be still, 758


in foolishness have squandered your legacy of grace., 763


So come by foot or cane or chair and join with us in song and prayer, 520


a lantern to our footsteps, shines on from age to age., 23, 505

And walking in their footsteps, would serve you more and more., 107

by walking in their footsteps, we give you praise anew., 391

follow in his footsteps, go where he has trod, 582

O blessed hope!  In faith we wait, hearing his footsteps at the gate, 220


wait ye at his footstool lowly, till he draw it close again., 673


whose love and forbearance unexampled are., 746


Our forbears lived by faith, set free from self and sin, 698


Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, save in the death of Christ, my God, 350


Death in vain forbids his rise; Alleluia!, 359


force me to render up my sword, and I shall conquer'r be., 604

It is a quiet, steady force pervading ev'ry place., 260

No force of arms shall there prevail nor justice cease its sway, 691

until the radiant force of God fills mind and strength and breath., 801


Could our hearts and voices then join forces in exalted songs to raise, 346

half-free, half-bound by inner chains, by social forces swept along, 579

where forces that defied you defy you still today, 634


You, who did our forebears guide, with their children still abide, 375

fore'er  (see also: forever)

Yesterday, today, fore'er the same, lo, the heritage of all who bear your name, 756


Water has touched us, fresh on our foreheads, 408


Lord, who sought by cloak of darkness refuge under foreign skies, 692


field and forest, vale and mountain, flow'ry meadow, flashing sea, 544

myrrh from the forest or gold from the mine?, 317

When thro' the woods and forest glades I wander, 465


God of our planet, forestall and forgive!, 655


the valleys laugh and sing, forests and mountains ring, 452


Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine!, 714

giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy, the Lamb’s great marriage feast of bliss and love.421

pledge of your unfailing presence, foretaste here of heav’nly gladness., 187


ancient prophets had foretold him, God has now fulfilled his word., 314

Cleansing water once at Jordan closed around the one foretold, 767

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

God has sent him as foretold, alleluia!, 303

the prophets had foretold it: a branch of Jesse's race, 302

The rose of which I'm singing, Isaiah had foretold., 302

Then greet the king of glory foretold in sacred story:, 344

forever  (see also: fore’er)

And find at last our true abode within your house forever.  Amen., 121

assured, if I my trust betray, I shall forever die., 645

Be still my soul: the hour is hast’ning on when we shall be forever with the Lord, 757

forever and forever are robed in purest white., 814

In us, through us, then forever, shall your perfect will be done, 98

keep us forever in the path, we pray., 707

Lord God, Holy Spirit, abide with us forever, 4, 35

Lord, forever may I your servant be., 728

shadowed beneath thy hand, may we forever stand, 707

though life be wrenched away, they cannot win the day. The Kingdom's ours forever., 788

We praise you, Father, Creator; we adore you forever., 102

We praise you, Jesus, Redeemer; we adore you forever., 103


and in God's house forevermore my dwelling place shall be, 720

Forevermore let his love fill the air, and let there be praise., 549

forevermore! Your sov'reign majesty may we in glory see, 555

Glory and honor, praise, adoration, now and forevermore be thine!, 470

He comes to preach good news, new life forevermore., 630

O exalt and praise the Lord, sing to Christ forevermore, 108

the Trinity, whom we adore forever and forevermore., 485

whom you forevermore unite in one., 427


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


forge our Christian worship into Christian deeds., 651


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

bless the Father, and forget not all his mercies to proclaim., 458

even they forget him who have seen his face, 770

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

if we, by his love incited, could ourselves and all forget, 589

lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget thee, 707

lest our hymns should drug us to forget our needs, 651

may we never, Lord, forget that for us your blood was spilled., 741

ne'er forget your destination, why from this vain world redeemed., 515

shall our hearts forget his promise, "I am with you evermore"?, 373

Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget the wormwood and the gall, 403

This is our Father's world: O let us not forget, 456

your word shall be my chief delight, and I will not forget your law., 510


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


All that is displeasing unto you, forgive, 746

By your pard'ning grace I live; daily still I cry, forgive., 779

closer than neighbors, open to strangers, able to clash and forgive., 514

Dear Lord and Father of mankind, forgive our foolish ways, 739

Forgive me all my sin today, my heart and soul renew, 32

Forgive me, Lord, for this I pray, the wrong that I have done this day., 569

Forgive me, Lord, where I have erred by loveless act and thoughtless word., 686

Forgive our greed and carelessness of pow'r., 654

Forgive our haste that tampers unaware., 654

Forgive our reckless plundering and waste., 654

"Forgive our sins as we forgive," you taught us, Lord, to pray, 777

Forgive our spoiling and abuse of them., 654

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

forgive us now, good Lord., 738

God of our planet, forestall and forgive!, 655

God sent his Son, they called him Jesus, he came to love, heal, and forgive, 706

he will then receive us, heal us, and forgive us., 270, 273

I, who by forgiveness live, here their trespasses forgive., 779

keep us in life, forgive our sins, deliver us now and ever., 575

Lord, forgive me, day by day, debts I cannot hope to pay, 779

Lord, you show us love's true measure: “Father, what they do, forgive.”, 617

Should I myself as victim live, rememb'ring you, may I forgive., 150, 686

Therefore we pray you, Lord, forgive, 339

We now forgive each other's faults as we our own confess, 785

where there is hurt, may we forgive, 693

forgiven  (see also: forgiv’n)

All your people are forgiven through the virtue of your blood, 330

Hast thou my sins forgiven? Then, leaving things behind, 795

I come with joy to meet my Lord, forgiven, loved and free, 222, 415

May we meet, dear Lord, in heaven, each forgiving and forgiven, 809

Much forgiven, may I learn love for hatred to return, 779

Now forgiven and forgiving, make us free to dare and dream., 132

now the heart forgiven leaping, 414

on to heaven, cleansed, forgiven. You o'ercame the foe., 542

one baptism shared, one language spoke, forgiving and forgiven., 396

Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, evermore his praises sing., 529

So by faith, our sins forgiven, Christ our Savior, Lord and Friend, 699


fear and failure, doubt, denying, full and free forgiveness find., 211

his word of light, forgiveness, freedom, grace:, 629

I, who by forgiveness live, here their trespasses forgive., 779

Water has cleansed us, bathed with forgiveness, 408


God forgives all your transgressions, all diseases gently heals, 458

He paid the ransom and forgives the hourly follies of our lives., 72

When we suffer, God sends healing; when we sin, the Lord forgives, 534


Always giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blessed, 544

compassionate, forgiving and ever caring Lord, 763

for in our giving we receive, and in forgiving are forgiv'n., 693

for the sake of Christ forgiving all the failures we confess., 398

fount of wisdom, womb of mercy, giving and forgiving all:, 642

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

May we meet, dear Lord, in heaven, each forgiving and forgiven, 809

Now forgiven and forgiving, make us free to dare and dream., 132

one baptism shared, one language spoke, forgiving and forgiven., 396

Our sins forgiving, alleluia! Jesus is living, alleluia!, 357

forgiv'n  (see also: forgiven)

for in our giving we receive, and in forgiving are forgiv'n., 693

He died that we might be forgiv'n, 353

here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiv'n., 421

in our sadness bringing news of sin forgiv'n., 778

O for a closer walk with God, the calm of sins forgiv'n, 747

So shall my walk be close with God, my wand'rings be forgiv'n, 747


My God will lead me to a spot where, all my cares and griefs forgot, 794

when disappointment, grief, and fear are gone, sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored., 757

why should the wonders he has wrought be lost in silence and forgot?, 72


Now Christ, the Lord, our God, is born! As solace to a world forlorn, 306


feed me with your very body, form me of your flesh and bone., 669

Hail, O form of God made human, who God's unity illumine, 419

Our poor human form he took, alleluia!, 303

Prayer is the simplest form of speech that infant lips can try, 749

Stripped of pow'r, no more it reigns, an empty form alone remains, 367

that God, the Son of God, should take our mortal form for mortals' sake., 485

the very dying form of one who suffered there for me., 329


a vessel of grace, prepared for your service and formed to your praise., 608

From earth you formed us, both glorious and mortal, 813

he whose word cannot be broken formed you for his own abode, 522

Know that the Lord is God indeed; he formed us all without our aid., 539

The church, formed and reforming, responds in ev'ry hour., 378


The covenant, so long revealed to those of faith in former time, 339


Holy Spirit, ever forming in the church the mind of Christ, 95, 495


beneath these forms of bread and wine enrich us with your grace divine., 228

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

Sketch and model -- forms of praise., 132


and not one of our communion e'er forsake the path of bliss, 673

Christ Jesus knew uncertainty. Would all forsake, deny, betray?, 337

Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!, 743

God never will forsake in need the soul that trusts in him indeed., 712

He brings my wand'ring spirit back when I forsake his ways, 730

I'll never, no, never, no, never forsake!", 709

let no faithless fears o'ertake us, let not faith and hope forsake us, 799

Lord, your body ne'er forsake, ne’er your congregation leave, 86

Thou, Lord, wilt not forsake me, though I am oft to blame, 795


Christ, who on the cross forsaken, like a lamb to slaughter led, 699

Friends have forsaken; you have stood fast; you have been faithful, true to the last, 796

God has given, he has taken, but his children ne'er forsaken, 667

who upon the cross, forsaken, worked your mercy's perfect deed:, 148, 688


Realms of heaven he forsook, alleluia!, 303


bringing forth the human story life and love that's true and free., 637

Called by worship to your service forth in your dear name we go, 688

Church, go forth o'er the earth; Christ, your head, has hallowed you, 631

each day the Spirit says to me, "Go forth in peace!", 598

forth from your bounteous hand come gifts your love has planned, 653

Forth in your name, O Lord, I go my daily labor to pursue --, 638

Forth on your errands send us To labor for your sake., 634

"Go forth in all the earth," -- your word to us is given:, 633

send them forth as bold apostles to your church in ev'ry place., 642

The mountains and hills shall break forth into song, the peoples be led forth in peace, 682

Then send us forth to show your love in every time and place, 338

when wisdom and justice shall reign in the land and your people shall go forth in joy., 682


Simple innocence, most holy, forthright, strong, profoundly wise, 715


Holy Spirit, pow’r divine, fortify this will of mine, 223

Let Christ endue our will with grace to fortify., 695


give them drink and comfort them and build their fortitude, 601


A mighty fortress is our God, a sword and shield victorious, 788

You were their rock, their fortress, and their might, 390


Lord, who throughout these forty days for us did fast and pray, 341

Though the cloud from sight received him when the forty days were o'er, 373


as forward we travel from light into light., 448

As we now by faith move forward, Christ our Lord we will obey., 392

But forward presses day by day until your truth is known to all, 58

Lead us forward ever, slipping backward never, 493

We will still by faith move forward, till we meet God face to face., 392


we who would foster clouds of disaster --, 655


Come as a shepherd; guard and keep your fold from all that fosters sin, 432


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

they triumphed over pain and death, fought darkness and the grave., 736


true thanks can never be content to foul the world God made., 451


his blood can make the foulest clean, his blood availed for me., 548


Ever faithful, ever faithful to your truth may we be found., 559

Ev'ry grief is drowned where such bliss is found., 594

faith’s strong hand the rock has found, grasped it and will leave it never, 215

he comes to make his blessings flow far as the curse is found, 294

here is found complete salvation. Blessed Jesus, we your name will praise, 324

How often, making music, we have found a new dimension in the world of sound, 532

I found in him a resting-place, and he has made me glad., 606

I looked to Jesus, and I found in him my Star, my Sun, 606

I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now I see., 783

Lord, may we be faithful to our cov'nant found, 746

May your presence, may your presence, with us evermore be found, 36, 145

most of all, that love has found us, thanks be to God., 449

O let us day and night be found waiting with joy to welcome thee, 8

O yes, having found in the Lord our delight, 675

On Jesus' bosom naught but calm is found., 710

Plenteous grace with thee is found, grace to cover all my sin, 724

Then all grief is drowned; pure delight is found, 594

tell them how he sought and found you, gave you grace from heav'n above., 515

through every age we found you nigh, our strength and our salvation, 147

to call on you when you are near and seek where you are found:, 713

What mercy this, immense and free, for, O my God, it found out me!, 773

When he shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in him be found, 771

Where charity and love prevail, there God is ever found, 785

where your purpose for creation and the pulse of life are found., 664


God who laid the earth's foundation, God who spread the heav'ns above, 463

His life, death, righteousness, and blood our faith's foundation are alone, 479

How firm a foundation, you saints of the Lord, 709

The church's one foundation is Jesus Christ, her Lord, 511

We own the doctrine of your cross to be our sole foundation, 200


and finely build for days to come foundations that endure., 681


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

on the rock of ages founded, what can shake your sure repose?, 522

Our hope is founded in your saving grace. Now hope abides to share love ev’ry place., 711

upon your truth founded, we shall not move, let us ever follow, and fearless prove, 616


All praise, dear God, for founders who built this church by grace, 391


Come, thou Fount of ev'ry blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace, 782

fount of wisdom, womb of mercy, giving and forgiving all:, 642

in Jesus Christ your Son, who is our only fount and source of bliss., 700


chanting bird and flowing fountain, praising you eternally!, 544

fountain in life's desert dreary, Savior from the world above:, 331

I've got joy like a fountain in my soul., 592

O God, my faithful God, O fountain ever flowing, 615

Open now the crystal fountain where the healing waters flow, 790

The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart, a fountain ever springing!, 701

Thou of life the fountain art, freely let me take of thee, 724


and righteousness, in fountains, from hill to valley flow., 263

the hills and the mountains, the rivers and fountains, 448

your clouds which are fountains of goodness and love., 457


let water's fragile blend with air, enabling life, proclaim your care., 385

Thank you, God, for weaving nature’s life into a seamless robe, a fragile whole., 654


Take the fragments of our living. Fit us to your finest scheme., 132


Shall we not yield him, in costly devotion, fragrance of Edom and off'rings divine, 317

This flow'r, so small and tender, with fragrance fills the air, 302


Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail, in you do we trust, nor find you to fail, 566

O who am I that for my sake my Lord should take frail flesh, and die?, 482

Remember, Lord, though frail we be, in your own image were we made, 339


Before the hills in order stood, or earth received its frame, 461

God with us, God with us, God made known in human frame, 191, 324

Speak out, O saints of God! Despair engulfs earth's frame, 628

Teach me to love you as your angels love, one holy passion filling all my frame:, 224, 490

Tenderly he shields and spares us, well our feeble frame he knows, 529

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

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

Yet to this place, an earthly frame, we come with thanks to praise his name, 512


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


He frames the winter skies, his silver stars I see, 466

who knew their frames, that they were dust, 396


and offered there in his presence their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense., 290

Frankincense I bring the child of God's own choosing, 322


He leadeth me: O blessed thought! O words with heav'nly comfort fraught!, 787


if worldly pressures fray the mind and love itself cannot unwind, 644