The Army and Navy Hymnal/Orders of Worship/The Four Fold Life

VIII.The Four Fold Life

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Hymn O Master Workman of the Race (Tune, 'Materna,' No. 153. Standing)
O Master-workman of the race,
Thou Man of Galilee,
Who with the eyes of early youth
Eternal things did see,
We thank thee for thy boyhood faith,
That shone thy whole life through;
Did ye not know it is my work,
My Father's work to do?

JESUS' BOYHOOD AND EARLY TRAINING
Leader will read Luke 2 (41-52) closing with these lines:


All: And Jesus advanced in WISDOM and STATURE, and in favor
with GOD and MEN
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hymn (Second stanza)
O Carpenter of Nazareth,
Builder of life divine,
Who shapest man to God's own law,
Thyself the fair design,
Build us a tower of Christ-like height,
That we the land may view,
And see, like thee, our noblest work
Our Father's work to do. (Seated)

I. PHYSICAL


Leader: I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air; but I buffet my body and bring it into bondage; lest by any means,
after that I have been a herald to others, I myself should be rejected.
Assembly: Every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self control
in all things.
Leader: The glory of young men is their strength.
Assembly: My strength is as the strength of ten because my heart is pure,
Song of the Boy(Leader)
Oh! the joy of the measured strength.
To run with the fleet, and leap with the supple,
And strive with the strong!
To struggle with friendly foes, and to know at length,
By measuring strength with strength,
Where you stand as a man among men.
To reach with body and soul
For the wreath of bays, and then
To rejoice that the best man wins,
Though another be first at the goal.
Oh! Life is sweet. Justin Stern

II. SOCIAL


All:
No man liveth unto himself.
Let me live in a house by the side of the road,
And be a friend to man.

Leader:
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their
labor.
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is
alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a three-
fold cord is not quickly broken.

Hynm (Standing)

Comrades, Known in Marches Many
(SARDIS 8,8,8,7)
Miles O'Reilly Arranged from Beethoven, 1770-1827
 

1.Comrades known in marches many, Comrades tried in dangers many,
Comrades, bound by memories many, Brothers ever let us be.
2.Wounds or sickness may divide us, Marching orders may divide us,
But, whatever fate betide us, brothers of the heart are we. A-men



All:
Entreat me not to leave thee,
And to return from following after thee:
For Whither Thou Goest, I will go;
And where thou lodgest, I will lodge:
Thy people shall be my people,
And thy god my god:
Where thoud diest I will die,
And there will I be buried:
The lord do so to me, and more also,
If aught but death part thee and men.

Hynm Third and fourth stanzas of preceding hymn. Optional)


3 By communion of the banner,—
Crimson, white and starry banner,—
By the baptism of the banner,
Children of one Church we be.


4 Creed nor faction can divide us,
Race nor language can divide us,
Still, whatever fate betide us,
Children of the Flag are we. Amen.


III. MENTAL (Seated)


Leader:
Happy is the man who findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

Assembly:
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
She is more precious than rubies: and none of the things thou canst desire are to be compared with her.
Length of days is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her : and happy is everyone that retaineth her.

IV. RELIGIOUS


All:
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
Trust in the lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowlegde him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Prayer (All unite reverently)
Give me clean hands, clean words, and clean thoughts; help me to stand for the hard right against the easy wrong; save me from habits that harm; teach me to work as hard and play as fair in thy sight alone as if all the world saw; forgive me when I am unkind; and help me to forgive those who are unkind to me; keep me ready to help others at some cost to myself; send me chances to do a little good every day, and to grow more like Christ. Amen.


All:
For their sakes I sanctify myself
I beesehc you therefore, bretheren, by the mercies of God,
To present your bodies a living sacrfice, holy, acceptable
To god, which is your SPIRITUAL SERVICE.

Hymn O Master Workman (Third stanza)
O thou who dost the vision send
And gives to each his task,
And with the task sufficient strength,
Show us thy will, we ask;
Give us a conscience bold and good,
Give us a purpose true,
That it may be our highest joy,
Our Father's work to do. Amen. Jay T. Stocking

Words copyright by Congregational Sunday School and Publishing Society, Used by permission.