vacant

where the world is wanting fill the vacant place, 582

vain

All our good works are done in vain without our Lord and Savior., 761

all the vain things that charm me most, 350

Death in vain forbids his rise, 359

and have not love: my words are vain as sounding brass, and hopeless gain., 590

But we are vain and sadly proud, we sow not peace but strife, 696

compared to this are vain and empty chaff., 593

Evidence by word and action that your faith is not in vain, 515

Heav'n's morning breaks and earth's vain shadows flee, 807

Jesus calls us from the worship of the vain world's golden store, 600

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

Rise up, O saints of God! From vain ambitions turn, 628

Sometimes I feel discouraged, and think my work's in vain, 500

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal; Alleluia!, 359

When in our vain pretensions we conspire, 459

When we seem in vain to pray and our hope seems far away, 352

vainly

Vainly we offer each ample oblation, 317

vainly with gifts would his favor secure, 317

vale

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

hill and vale, and tree and flow'r, sun and moon, and stars of light, 538

Still the earth in darkness lies. Up from death's dark vale arise, 276

Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale, yet will I fear no ill, 720

valiant

manifest in valiant fight; quelling all the devilís might, 313

validated

you the New Law validated whom the Old had intimated., 419

valley

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

Let ev'ry hill and valley a level road appear!, 344

valley and cliff re-echo, "Glory to God on high!", 284

valleys

Give thanks for plains and valleys spaced by mountains thrusting high, 451

Let the valleys rise to meet him, and the hills bow down to greet him!, 264

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

value

one man finds it, knows its value, sells his all that field to buy, 702

vanguard

Rank on rank the host of heaven spreads its vanguard on the way, 271

vanish

but that light will quickly vanish, when of Jesus we lose sight., 717

that the powers of hell may vanish as the darkness clears away., 271

vanished

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

vanquish

That Christ, once dead, is risen to vanquish all our fear., 378

vanquished

His enemy shall vanquished lie, 368

Jesus has vanquished death and all its powers., 710

the Word he gave broke through the grave, and vanquished sin and hell., 504

till ev'ry foe is vanquished and Christ is Lord indeed., 752

to his heav'nly throne ascending, having vanquished all their fears, 370

varied

for still he speaks in varied ways to those his call will hear., 611

help us in our varied callings your full image to proclaim, 642

Here, as in the world around us, all our varied skills and arts, 564

Neighbors are rich and poor, varied in color and race, 577

Open then our hearts and senses to your Spirit's varied ways., 684

our varied gifts united by Christ, the Lord of all., 620

Your faithful servants bless in all earth's varied places, 633

varies

it has no spring of action sure, it varies with the wind., 604

vast

all throughout his vast dominion bless the Lord of all, my soul!, 458

How vast the mercy and the love which led you to the tree, 374

Jesus, all your labor vast, all your woe and conflict past, 352

Wide as the world is your command, vast as eternity your love, 455

Your majesty, how vast it is, and how immense the glory, 471

vault

Now all the vault of heavín resounds in praise of love that still abounds, 216

on the seat of pow'r enthrone him while the vault of heaven rings., 406

veil

in ev'ry high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil., 771

to lift the earthly veil which hides Incarnate God below., 318

veil their faces to the presence, as with ceaseless voice they cry:, 271

veiled

veiled in flesh the Godhead see, 295

Majesty veiled in mystery as Three in One and One in Three, 100

Now veiled in feeble flesh and blood, 73

Veiled in darkness Judah lay, waiting for the promised day, 276

veiling

your angels adore you, all veiling their sight, 457

veils

When darkness veils his lovely face I rest on his unchanging grace, 771

vengeance

all thought of vengeance or envy or hate. Help us, your children, shalom to create., 687

venture

Give, as we venture justice and care, 514

On him we'll venture all we have, our lives, our all, to him we owe., 479

toiling with unceasing fervor, swift to venture at your call., 619

venture all on him, our Lord, who assures us in his word, 636

ventures

Grant endurance for our ventures, give us strength to serve and lead., 637

in old routines or ventures new, may we not cease to look to you --, 644

verge

When I tread the verge of Jordan, bid my anxious fears subside, 790

vessel

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

Now let us be a vessel for God's redeeming word., 620

now the vessel brimmed for pouring, 414

vessels

Too soon we rise; the vessels disappear, 421

vice

but the harmony of the creation is broken by selfhood and vice, 656

victíry (see also: victory)

of your loving deed on Calvíry, of your living self, our victíry, 187

victim

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

victims

Across the world, across the street, the victims of injustice cry, 694

victor

Victor palms in every hand, 88

victorious

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

All splendid bright, your grandeur shows, great God, in Christ victorious!, 393

almighty, victorious, your great name we praise., 457

and Christ shall rule victorious o'er all the world's domain., 142, 683

and rose victorious in the strife for those he came to save., 405

and the great church victorious shall be the church at rest., 511

At the Lambís high feast we sing praise to our victorious king, 216

brought it back victorious when from death he passed, 480

Christ the Victorious, give to your servants, 813

For her Lord comes down all glorious, the strong in grace, in truth victorious., 258

from the fight returned victorious, ev'ry knee to him shall bow., 406

God has made his saints victorious, 454

Hail, all hail, victorious Lord and Savior, 82

He holds the field victorious., 788

help us to praise. Father all glorious, ever victorious, 555

just is our God, whose truth victorious establishes the world in peace., 545

Let your righteous will prevail. Reign victorious evermore., 760

Lowly, holy! Great and glorious, all victorious, rich in blessing!, 188

Make us in your strength victorious with our Christ, the Lord of all., 619

O, brighter than the rising morn when Christ, victorious, rose, 257

our King victorious, Jesus Christ, our Head., 623

pour out your soul for them in prayer victorious, 618

We by him are made victorious, 64, 298

You rose, our king victorious, that they might wear the crown, 391

victors

Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife, 544

Fling open wide the golden gates and let the victors in!, 394

victor's brow

Crowns become the victor's brow., 406

victor's fame

Spread abroad the victor's fame!, 406

victor's song

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

victory(see also: victíry)

All who have gone before us Christ's victory now share!, 389

alleluia! His the triumph, his the victory alone., 373

"And yours shall be like victory o'er death and grave," said he, who gave, 368

crown, Lord, your servants who have won the victory through you., 348

High King of heaven, my victory won, 719

him exalting, self abasing -- this is victory., 585

his is the victory and praise, and he rules all things well, 356

honor, glory, and dominion and eternal victory evermore and evermore!, 483

it guides you to abundant life and leads to victory o'er the grave., 758

In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, 797

let us march on till victory is won., 707

Our Christ has brought us over with hymns of victory, 90

praise to the Crucified for victory!, 623

Savior of Calvary, costliest victory, 407

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

the victory remained with life: the reign of death was ended., 367

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, 238

throned and exalted, victory completed, 626

We praise in songs of victory that love, that life, which cannot die, 212

we'll praise our wondrous Maker in songs of victory., 503

Where is death's sting? Where, grave, your victory?, 807

Where your victory, O grave? Alleluia!, 359

Who obtained the victory through the blood of Christ alone, 108

victory's (victory is)

And when my task on earth is done, when by thy grace the victory's won, 787

vict'ries

New scenes are spread before us, new vict'ries to be won, 309

vict'ry

and then as death gives way to vict'ry, I'll see the lights of glory and I'll know he reigns., 706

As you with Satan did contend, and did the vict'ry win, 341

Come, O Father's saving Son, who o'er sin the vict'ry won., 265

From vict'ry unto vict'ry his army he shall lead, 752

Let new lips, tasting vict'ry won, 379

Lord of my helplessness, my vict'ry gain., 755

thank you for the groaning, sighing, for the vict'ry of your dying, 334

yet there shall we in your vict'ry sing shouts of praise eternally 258

Your feet the path of suff'ring trod; your hand the vict'ry won, 348

victual

Worthy to be angels' victual, model for the saints' committal, 419

view

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

both heaven and earth view their Maker as man, with joy that is past all expression, 471

Follow to the judgment hall, view the Lord of life arraigned, 349

give what your eye delights to view, truth in the inward parts., 750

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

like the leaven in the mixture swells inside while hid from view, 702

May our hearts incline to you as we keep your cross in view, 352

may we bring a view to heaven to this world's despairing plight., 627

Now we our vow of faith renew, stretch wide our sights to global view, 410

refresh me with the radiant view of Jesus and his word!, 747

so fill our hearts that all may view your life in us and turn to you!, 78, 486

yet long these multitudes to view the strong compassion in your face., 581

viewpoints

the races and viewpoints our families exclude, 678

views

When we lose our simple vision, complex, clashing views prevail., 715

vigil

and as you that vigil kept, Peter, James, and John all slept., 347

keep vigil with our heav'nly Lord in his temptation and his fast., 339

vigilant

May God's love advance before you, vigilant of all your ways, 443

vigor

and like the eagle he renews the vigor of our youth., 546

like the eagle, God restores us to the vigor of our youth., 534

like the vigor of the wind's rush, like the new flame's eager might:, 498

vile

What could be more vile than this: traitor Judas' mocking kiss?, 347

vilest

the vilest offender who truly believes, 550

vindication

Lord Christ Jesus, our salvation, ev'ry sinner's vindication, 419

vine

Branches we in Christ, the Vine, living by his life divine, 525

To the members of Christ's body, to the branches of the vine, 498

vineyard

As saints of old their first fruits brought of vineyard, flock and field, 650

virgin

born of a virgin, a mortal he comes, 283

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

lo, a virgin maid gave birth to Christ, the Son of man, 336

O that birth forever blessed, when the virgin, full of grace, 483

Of a virgin lowly, he the king most holy, born this day to save us., 303

round yon virgin mother and child. Holy infant so tender and mild, 297

Son of God most holy, born of virgin lowly., 277

Wondrous birth! O wondrous child of the Virgin undefiled!, 265

virginís womb

When you took our flesh to set us free, you humbly chose the virginís womb., 234

virgin-born

virgin-born, the child of Mary upon whom the Spirit came., 699

virgins

Where are the virgins, pure and wise?, 258

virgin's Son

Savior of the nations, come! Virgin's Son, make here your home., 265

virtue

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

virtues

whose joyful virtues put to shame the casual way we wear your name, 644

visible

rich wounds yet visible above in beauty glorified., 405

visible expression God still rules above, 582

vision

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart, 719

brave in endeavor, with your vision clear, 587

from paths where hide the lures of greed we catch the vision of your tears., 581

gives us bread and wine and mem'ry that our vision may be clear., 659

Keep bright in us the vision of days when war shall cease, 142, 683

Let your heart be tender and your vision clear --, 582

Lord, awake us to the vision of a world redeemed and free!, 619

O wondrous sight! O vision fair of glory that the church shall share, 327

still be my vision, O ruler of all., 719

the city of God's presence, the vision of God's love --, 814

till with the vision glorious her longing eyes are blessed, 511

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

we long to hold the vision bright and make this hill our home., 326

When we lose our simple vision, complex, clashing views prevail., 715

which mortal ear has never heard, nor mortal vision shared, 810

visions

Sages, leave your contemplations; brighter visions beam afar, 293

for visions of a better world and for decision's hour, 801

grant us visions ever growing, breath of life, eternal strength, 132

nor shall their loftiest visions fail the dreamers of the day., 691

Perfect submission, perfect delight, visions of rapture now burst on my sight., 714

visit

and visit it with your own ardor glowing, 492

that you, expected ages past, did come to visit us at last., 280

Visit us with your salvation, enter ev'ry trembling heart., 474

visitation

Come, Holy Spirit, come in visitation, 167

now the Spirit's visitation, 414

vital

Prayer is the Christian's vital breath, the Christian's native air, 749

vocation

How clear is our vocation, Lord, when once we heed your call:, 644

voice

a strong desiring confidence to hear your voice and live, 750

a voice to call us home, a voice to call us home., 478

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

above the noise of selfish strife we hear your voice, O Son of Man., 581

All people that on earth do dwell, sing to the Lord with cheerful voice, 539

And all who have not heard God's voice, 134

and hear your gentle voice anew say, "Peace be unto you.", 399

As when a shepherd calls his sheep, they know and heed his voice, 417

Bless all those whose voice and presence, deep devotion, dignity, 665

breath of life and voice of prophets, sign of blessing, pow'r of love:, 642

but the joy of his inspiring, lending to his voice an ear, 717

By this, we will our voice unite, bringing glory day and night., 536

Christ's living voice, hands and face., 514

Church, rejoice! Raise your voice, sing Jehovah's worthy praise, 631

day by day his voice is sounding, saying, "Christian, follow me.", 600

Dear Christian friends, rejoice, with heart, and soul, and voice, 60

ev'ry voice in concert ring evermore and evermore., 483

For the herald's voice is crying in the desert far and near, 264

For we all have heard his voice, all have made his will our choice., 126, 525

Give to our voice prophetic pow'r that stirs each wav'ring heart, 524

Good Christian friends, rejoice,with heart, and soul, and voice, 291

Grant us all with gladness to obey your voice, 205

Hark, a voice from yonder manger, soft and sweet, does entreat, 289

hark to the voice above our base desire, 459

he bade me welcome, O voice divine., 775

I am thine, O Lord -- I have heard thy voice, and it told thy love to me, 607

I heard the voice of Jesus say, "Behold, I freely give, 606

I heard the voice of Jesus say, "Come unto me and rest, 606

I heard the voice of Jesus say, "I am this dark world's Light, 606

I see his hand of mercy, I hear his voice of cheer, 792

Jesus makes my heart rejoice, I'm his sheep and know his voice, 662, 663

Joyfully, heartily resounding, let ev'ry instrument and voice, 545

lest the roar of traffic drown the voice of prayer:, 651

Let all the choir of heav'n rejoice, the new ring in with heart and voice., 307

Let all who hear their voice "O come!" be loud repeating, 84

let creation sing before him and exalt him with one voice., 463

Let ev'ry instrument be tuned for praise! Let all rejoice who have a voice to raise!, 532

let us with angel choirs rejoice and greet his birth with happy voice., 306

Lift ev'ry voice and sing, till earth and heaven ring, 707

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice, rejoice, again I say, rejoice!, 372

mountains and stones look up adoring and find a voice to praise his name., 545

My chains fell off, your voice I knew, 773

no other voice but thine can peace afford., 740

O dear Jesus, you have called us with your gentle voice, 420

O may we ever praise him with heart and life and voice, 52

O still, small voice of calm!, 739

Praise the Lord! For he has spoken; worlds his mighty voice obeyed, 454

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice!, 550

Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice returning from his ways, 749

Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing, 792

Sing with a cheerful voice, 94, 114, 543

so let us all sing with one heart and one voice, 382

Stand up and bless the Lord your God, with heart and soul and voice., 531

Still he comes within us, still his voice would win us, 186, 270, 273

Sun and moon, lift up your voice, 127

Take my voice and let me sing always, only, for my King., 610

Take us under your protection, grant us to obey your voice, 716

temptation presses and its voice is sweet:, 759

that all may hear the grateful song my voice unwearied raises., 537

that as we read and ponder one voice alone is heard, 508

the Father's voice from out the cloud proclaims his only Son aloud., 327

The God of harvest praise; in loud thanksgiving raise hand, heart, and voice, 452

through their voice, by faith, may I hear you speaking from the sky., 553

veil their faces to the presence, as with ceaseless voice they cry:, 271

We seal you fast in time and word, assured your full voice we have heard, 738

We soon shall hear the archangel's voice, 372

We thank you with uplifted voice, this word of praise our joyful choice:, 541

we, your servants, bring the worship not of voice alone, but heart, 148, 688

when hope and courage falter, Lord, let your voice be heard, 683

when hope and doubt touch ev'ry hour, when all thoughts find a voice., 801

when suddenly a voice divine rang through the silence of the shrine., 609

who Jesus' shepherd-voice obey and know., 593

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

with all who raise the song of praise or breathe the voice of prayer., 227

With the healing of division, with the ceaseless voice of prayer, 498

your dear voice alone obey is my daily, hourly prayer., 614

voices

All lands will bow before him, their voices join in singing:, 344

Alleluia!Alleluia! Hearts to heav'n and voices raise, 93

and creaturely voices sang praise to the morn., 382

and infant voices shall proclaim their early blessings on his name., 404

as I hear, far and near, sweetest angel voices, 289

Come, let us sing the song of songs, with hearts and voices swell the strain, 213, 469

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

evermore your voices raising to th'eternal Three in One., 293

for children's voices singing, for faith and hope that last, 435

Hark, angelic voices cry, singing evermore on high: Alleluia!, 360

hearts and voices raising praises to our King., 778

heav'nly voices hailed Christ's birth, "Peace, good will to all on earth.", 276

in cheerful sounds all voices raise, and fill the world with loudest praise., 551

Join hearts and voices as we lift our gratitude for ev'ry gift, 154

join, with hearts and voices raising, songs of thanks to Christ, our Lord., 193

Joining our voices, all in God's praises, 535

Let voices in chorus, with trumpet and horn, 547

Midnight hears the welcome voices and at the thrilling cry rejoices:, 258

Now thank we all our God with heart and hands and voices, 533

O Son of Man and Son of God, we too will lift our voices., 278

our voices we will raise the Three in One to sing, 517

So lift your voices, with gladness sing, 549

The God of harvest praise; hands, hearts, and voices raise with sweet accord, 452

to God your hearts and voices raise. Alleluia!, 369

To you, God the Singer, our voices we raise, 382

To you, most holy Lord, we sing with hearts and voices, 633

Today we raise our voices in thanks for days and years., 435

voices of a world in grief, prayers of those who seek relief, 276

We'll crowd your gates with thankful songs, high as the heav'n our voices raise, 455

with voices and with hearts combined, his praise we will declare, 527

voicing

We too should be voicing our love and rejoicing, 448

volume

His love abundant far exceeds the volume of a whole year's needs., 308

vow

accept each faithful vow, and ev'ry suppliant hear., 517

Do we pass that cross unheeding, breathing no repentant vow, 331

Now we our vow of faith renew, stretch wide our sights to global view, 410

O Holy Spirit, stir us now, inspire our hearts to make this vow:, 299

When the sacred vow is made, when the hands are on them laid, 426

vows

her sweet communion, solemn vows, her hymns of love and praise., 513

O God, to those who here profess their vows of lifelong love, 430

O that I my vows to you may pay, 756

on this Christian man and woman who here make their vows of love!, 429

To you our vows with sweet accord, head of your church, we pay, 677

voyage

It is the chart and compass that all lifeís voyage through, 23, 505