Hymn Selection

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O HOW precious Thine assembly
Is, Lord Jesus, in Thy sight;
Object of Thy love - a treasure
Which affords Thee great delight.
As the pearl of greatest value,
For her Thou didst give Thine all,
Yea, Thyself in love Thou gavest;
Now Thou dost her heart enthrall.
2
That Thou mightest soon present her
To Thyself, all glorious, Lord,
Thou dost nourish her and cherish,
Sanctifying by the word;
Till, without one spot or wrinkle,
Thou shalt have Thy glorious bride,
Made by God for Thee a helpmate,
And Thy heart be satisfied.

W. Lewis, fr. Spanish

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"Wherefore encourage one another, and build up each one the other, even as also ye do."