165. I Love the Church of God

1 I love the church of God,
Structure divine;
Her children all of one,
Through the anointed Son,
Here and around the throne,
Pure and sublime.

2 I love the church of God;
Her closed door,
Held by that pierced hand,
Opens at His command,
Welcomes the contrite friend,
Wealthy or poor.

3 I love the church of God;
Her gates of praise
Re-echo far and near
Strains of angelic cheer,
Mark each prophetic year,
Number the days.

4 I love the church of God,
Beautiful bride:
Fine linen, pure and clean,
No spot on her is seen;
Low by her pastures green
Still waters glide.

5 I love the church of God,
Refuge secure:
When storms and thunders loud
Break from the threat’ning cloud,
Anguish the world enshroud,
She will endure.

6 I love the church of God;
Her courts of love
Succor the fainting heart,
Strength to the weak impart;
Perfect in every part,
Here and above.

Text Information
First Line: I love the church of God
Title: I Love the Church of God
Author: Jennie Mast (1907)
Meter: 6.4.4.6.6.4
Scripture: Psalm 137:6; Hebrews 2:11
Source: Last Reformation" Harlan D. Sorrell, The " Truth in Song (29); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Love_the_Church_of_God); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Truth in Song, 1907 (27)
Tune Information
Name: [I love the church of God]
Composer: Andrew L. Byers (1907)
Meter: 6.4.4.6.6.4
Key: A Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Love_the_Church_of_God); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Truth in Song, 1907 (27); Harlan D. Sorrell, The " Last Reformation" Truth in Song (29)



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