Friday, January 31, 2014

In the Hollow of thy Hand - Lyrics for Sister Missionaries

This is an adaptation of Janice Kapp Perry's "In the Hollow of thy Hand," to celebrate how many wonderful sister missionaries we have now. Most of the song is the same, but a few lines were rewritten because "woman" and "daughter" have more syllables than "man" and "son". :)

Dear Lord who blesses us with love
Please send this day thy spirit from above
As this thy daughter hears a call from thee
Help her we pray to learn humility

Direct her footsteps every day
And keep her ever walking in thy ways
Protect her as in holiness she stands
Lord, hold her in the hollow of thy hand

Chorus:
In the hollow of thy hand, as our Zion she expands
Help her understanding deepen and increase
In the hollow of thy hand, as our Zion she expands
Let her know the special blessing of thy peace

Dear Lord, who hears and answers prayers
Please keep thy servant always in thy care
As she prepares to teach her fellow men
Oh keep her safe and bring her home again

Protect her from all worldly ways
And always send thy spirit when she prays
From girl to woman as she serves that land
Just hold her in the hollow of thy hand

Chorus:
In the hollow of thy hand, as our Zion she expands
Help her understanding deepen and increase
In the hollow of thy hand, as our Zion she expands
Let her know the special blessing of thy peace

As she faces life's demands
May she take a valiant stand
Give her shelter in the hollow of thy hand

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