1. Berbahagia tiap rumah tangga, di mana Kaulah Tamu yang tetap: dan merasakan tiap sukacita tanpa Tuhannya tiadalah lengkap; di mana hati girang menyambutMu dan memandangMu dengan berseri; tiap anggota menanti sabdaMu dan taat akan Firman yang Kaub'ri.
2. Berbahagialah rumah yang sepakat hidup sehati dalam kasihMu, serta tekun mencari hingga dapat damai kekal di dalam sinarMu; di mana suka-duka 'kan dibagi; ikatan kasih semakin teguh; diluar Tuhan tidak ada lagi yang dapat memberi berkat penuh.
A blessing for you—will you take it? Choose ye today; A word from the heart—will you speak it? Choose ye today: Will you believe, or your Savior neglect? Will you receive, or His mercy reject? Pause, ere you answer, oh, pause and reflect— Choose ye today.
A death to be feared—will you fear it? Choose ye today; A voice that invites—will you hear it? Choose ye today. Straight is the portal and narrow the way; Enter, poor soul, and be saved while you may; Think what may hang on a moment’s delay— Choose ye today.
The cross of your Lord—will you bear it? Choose ye today: There’s life in that cross—will you share it? Choose ye today: Soon will your time of probation be o’er, Then will the Spirit entreat you no more, Jesus no longer will stand at the door— Choose ye today.
The bondage of sin—will you break it? Choose ye today: The water of life—will you take it? Choose ye today. Come to the arms that are open for you, Hide in the wounds that by faith you may view; Death ere the morrow your steps may pursue— Choose ye today.
Once to every man and nation, comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, some great decision, offering each the bloom or blight, And the choice goes by forever, ’twixt that darkness and that light.
Then to side with truth is noble, when we share her wretched crust, Ere her cause bring fame and profit, and ’tis prosperous to be just; Then it is the brave man chooses while the coward stands aside, Till the multitude make virtue of the faith they had denied.
By the light of burning martyrs, Christ, Thy bleeding feet we track, Toiling up new Calv’ries ever with the cross that turns not back; New occasions teach new duties, time makes ancient good uncouth, They must upward still and onward, who would keep abreast of truth.
Though the cause of evil prosper, yet the truth alone is strong; Though her portion be the scaffold, and upon the throne be wrong; Yet that scaffold sways the future, and behind the dim unknown, Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above His own.
Believing fathers oft have told What things by God were done, When faithful men in days of old Their lifelong battle won; And now when God calls us to life, And Satan tempts each man, We choose our side in th’mortal strife To fight as best we can— Like brothers true, of one accord, To hold one faith and serve one Lord.
Our King has come to claim His own, Has paid the debt we owe, Himself has fought the fight alone, In straits we cannot know. Amid the world’s confusèd noise, Where we but darkly see, The Christ appeals, with sweet, clear voice, “My brothers, follow Me”— Like brothers true, of one accord, To hold one faith, to serve one Lord.
His Church our shelter, He our Guide, Our strength His healing cross, We range ourselves upon His side, Where none can suffer loss. We’re safe behind our Savior’s shield; He makes us heirs of Heaven; We claim upon th’embattled field The victory Christ has given— Like brothers true, of one accord, To hold one faith, to serve one Lord.
And yet, O Christ, our Savior King, Unless Thou keep us Thine, Our faith will soon dry at the spring, Our love will shrink and pine. So by Thy Spirit mold us, Lord; Inspire our hearts to pray; Our hungry souls feed with Thy Word, And teach our lips to say, “True brothers we, of one accord, We hold one faith, we serve one Lord.”
We fain would do our Master’s part, And help our fellow men, Would cheer some lonely brother’s heart, Some lost one bring again, Would serve the Church abroad, at home, With hearts from self set free, Striving to make Thy kingdom come. O God, so may it be, That, brothers true, with one accord, We hold the faith and serve the Lord!