Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Building

Build me a house, said the Master, But not on the shifting sand, Mid the wreck and roar of tempests, A house that will firmly stand.

I will bring thee windows of agates, And gates of carbuncles bright, And thy fairest courts and portals, Shall be filled with love and light.

Thou shalt build with fadeless rubies, All fashioned around the throne, A house that shall last forever, With Christ as the cornerstone.

It shall be a royal mansion, A fair and beautiful thing, It will be the presence-chamber, Of thy Saviour, Lord and King.

Thy house shall be bound with pinions To mansions of rest above, But grace shall forge all the fetters, With the links and cords of love.

Thou shalt be free in this mansion, From sorrow and pain of heart, For the peace of God shall enter, And never again depart.

[Frances Harper]

Matthew 7:24-25 … Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

Isaiah 28:16 … Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

Ephesians 2:19-20 … Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; ♥