To him be glory in the church.
I love Thy kingdom, Lord,
The house of Thine abode;
The church our blest Redeemer saved
With His own precious blood.
Beyond my highest joy
I prize her heav’nly ways,
Her sweet communion, solemn vows,
Her hymns of love and praise.
The church is a place of rest for the weary, a home for the wanderer, a harbor of peace for the burdened. She lifts our thoughts beyond the stars, leading us away from the troubles of time into the consciousness of eternity. She is heaven on earth—a foretaste of glory divine.
Her mission is not to buy or sell but to deliver a message of salvation to the lost and assurance of an eternal home to the saved.
Church, let’s stay on message.