17. The Church of God

1 I love the church of God,
The house that Jesus built,
And purchased by the precious blood,
For us He freely spilt.

Refrain:
Upon the sure foundation,
Not laid by human hand,
The glorious Rock, Christ Jesus,
The church shall ever stand.

2 Thou blessed bride of Christ!
Oh, lovely one, so pure!
Eternity adds bliss to bliss;
Thy happiness is sure. [Refrain]

3 Redeemed by Christ alone,
Cleansed in His precious blood;
Secure while endless ages roll,
Kept by the pow’r of God. [Refrain]

4 The Bridegroom soon will come,
His bride arrayed in white,
Unto Himself He will receive,
To dwell in endless light. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I love the church of God
Title: The Church of God
Author: A. J. Kilpatrick (1911)
Meter: 6.6.8.6.7.6.7.6
Scripture: Ephesians 2:19-22
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Church_of_God); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (17); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (522)
Refrain First Line: Upon the sure foundation
Tune Information
Name: [I love the church of God]
Composer: Anna Howard
Harmonizer: Barney E. Warren (1911)
Meter: 6.6.8.6.7.6.7.6
Key: C Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Church_of_God); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (17); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (522)



Media
MIDI file: The_Church_of_God.mid(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Church_of_God)
Sibelius score: The_Church_of_God.sib (view in Scorch) (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Church_of_God)