Thursday, 10 January 2019
Christ has, in answer to His heart,
Without man’s work or gilding,
But glorified though heaven’s art,
A vessel of His building.
A vessel formed for His delight
Is what His glorious church is;
He gave up all, so that He might
Have it by right of purchase.
And she is His since God ensured
Christ should not be alone:
The counsel of His will secured
One fit to share His throne.
How great the joy which will be His
In glory at His side,
Because the Holy Spirit is
Her help, and strength, and guide.