Church Dedication Hymn
Thine own to be;
In joy conceived of love, with sweet accord,
We give it Thee-
A house of praise to point unto the sky,
A temple to our God, the Lord, Most High.
Thus now, the finished token of our love
To Thee, Thou Lord of all below, above;
Creation's Origin; eternal Source,
Whence all the streams of being take their course.
To Thee, 0 Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
Sole seat of grace,
To Thee, 0 Lord of all the starry host
In realms of space;
To Thee, to whom all earth and heaven shall bow,
We humbly dedicate this temple now.
Lord, help us, too, that we may act apart,
For praise divine,
A sanctuary true, within the heart,
A sacred shrine
Where we may meet with God; a holy place,
Unsoiled by sin and purified by grace.
Quillings In Verse
John Edward Everett
(Smith Center: ___. 1912)