Hymn Selection

65

8.7.8.7.


1
LORD, as now Thy people gather,
We delight in Thee as Head,
Thou dost cherish Thine assembly,
Glorious Firstborn from the dead.
2
In the world Thou art rejected,
Thine authority disowned.
Here we seek to guard Thine interests,
Thou art in our hearts enthroned.
3
Help us now as we consider
How to care for what is Thine.
May we move as faithul bondmen,
Subject to Thy will divine!
4
Boldness we would seek for meeting
That which Satan may contrive;
All we need in skill and wisdom
We would now from Thee derive.
5
Thou dost trust in Thine assembly
To be faithful to Thy Name,
As a pure and shining witness,
Wholly sep'rate without blame.
6
Soon the trump will sound from heaven
Calling us from earth away,
Then the vessel Thou hast purchased
Will be ready to display.

A.E. West

Tunes for this hymn:

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