Hymn Selection


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

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