59 ~ Great Our Joy As Now We Gather
Great our joy as now we gather Where the Master makes us one: Where we worship God the Father Thro' the Spirit of His Son. All who search for His church Find it where His will is done.
Precious is the tie that binds us To our God when faith grows cold; Precious all that now reminds us He is still our safe stronghold. Faithful love serves to prove Here the Shepherd has His fold.
May we learn from Christ's example How to use this house of prayer: He who loved and cleansed His temple Wants us all to worship there. God the Son shuts out none: In His Kingdom all may share.
Lord, inspire us with Your vision Of a world which must be won! Glorious is the church's mission, Long endeavored, scarce begun! Faithful now- this is how God's eternal will is done.