Oh, the church of Christ is glorious

Oh, the church of Christ is glorious, and we are part of it—
  We’re so happy that the Lord has made us one!
There’s a Body in the universe and we belong to it—
  Hallelujah, for the Lord has made us one!
  Hallelujah for the Body!
We are members of the Body!
We are wholly for the Body!
  Hallelujah, for the Lord has made us one!
Not the individual Christians,
    but a corporate entity—
  God must have it for His full expression now;
Not just individual churches but the Body corporately—
  Hallelujah, we are in the Body now!
  Hallelujah for the Body!
Satan trembles at the Body!
We’re victorious in the Body!
  Hallelujah, we are in the Body now!
There are seven golden lampstands in the nature all divine—
  Nothing natural does the Body life allow.
When we’re one and share God’s nature,
    how the lampstand then does shine—
  Hallelujah, it is brightly shining now!
  Hallelujah for the Body!
For the lampstands of the Body!
For the golden, shining Body!
  Hallelujah, it is brightly shining now!
How may we express such oneness,
    be divine and shining too?
Hallelujah, eating Jesus is the way!
He’s the tree of life, the manna,
    and the feast that’s ever new—
  Hallelujah, we may eat Him every day!
  We are one by eating Jesus!
We’re divine by eating Jesus!
How we shine by eating Jesus!
  Hallelujah, eating Jesus is the way!
Maurice Ward

Columbis, Ohio, United States

There is nothing natural in the church. It is only Christ, the God-man. You will not build the church and neither will I, only Christ. You and I must be crossed out. How do we do this? We must eat Jesus!! We must take Him in into us.

It is by looking at Christ and being infused with Christ that we become the proper building material, the living stones, to build and express God in the Body!


Bislig, Surigao Del Sur, Philippines

praise the Lord for the body

we are members of the body

we are wholly for the body

hallelujah, for the Lord has made us one.

we eat & enjoy him daily

for us to be an overcomer, hallelujah


Auckland, New Zealand

The church of Christ is glorious.... and WE are part of it! Thank you Lord for including us in this marvelous plan.

Lilo Xu

Auckland, New Zealand

Halelujah for the Body! we are members of the Body!!!

oh Lord, gain us to be those who live for the Body, who bring forth the reality of the Body that Your bride may be prepared to bring You back! Lord, may we receive Your mercy and grace for this!!


Auckland, New Zealand

We are one by eating Jesus!

We're divine by eating Jesus.

How we shine by eating Jesus! Hallelujah, eating Jesus is the way!

God's first command for man is not about what not to do but about what not to eat. John 6: 57 "As the living Father has sent Me and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also shall alive because of Me. As Christians we should not focus on what to do but focus on what to eat. Eating the Lord is the way to fulfill God's purpose. Let us eat Jesus every day!

Dawn Citto

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Hallelujah!! Eating Jesus..... is the WAY.

Thank you Lord, we can ONLY be One by eating You.

Hallelujah for the Body...... little defeated satan tremble at the Body.

Brother Kelly

Macon, Georgia, United States

This song and then others really brings me back to my roots in the body. I was singing this song as a teenager. I'm 62 years old I still love singing it. What a wonderful song.

Taylor C.

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Hallelujah, eating Jesus is the way!!

Alex O

Applevalley, Minnesota, United States

Oh Lord, we are in the body! Hallelujah!!!

Amos Kimani

Naivasha, Nakuru, Kenya

Hallelujah for the body has made us one

I want to give you another illustration of how we should never be contented with what we have. In John 6:57 the Lord tells us, "he who eats Me shall also live because of Me." A few hymns in our hymnal tell us that "eating is the way." We must ask ourselves what the eating way is. How do we eat Jesus? In my writings I have only given you a small amount of information on this subject. Because I did not give you an adequate definition of the way to eat Jesus, you must study this point. To fully understand this point you must take care of the entire context of John 6:57. In verse 63 the Lord says, "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken unto you are spirit and are life." This indicates that to eat Jesus is to receive Him into us as life. This corresponds with the principle of eating. Eating is to receive some organic nourishment into your being as your life. Eating is to take in the life supply. Some might say that it is heretical to say that people can eat Jesus. The Bible, however, says to eat Jesus.

We must realize that to eat Jesus is a figure of speech. It indicates that we need Jesus as our life supply so we receive Him into us as life supply just as we eat food. The Lord uses bread to illustrate that He is the life supply by saying that He is the bread of life (John 6:48). We eat bread by receiving it into our organic body, by digesting it into our blood, fibers and tissue. Therefore, to eat Jesus is to receive Him into our being. He is the Spirit and the Spirit is in the Word, so we have to take His Word by exercising our spirit. Then we receive the Spirit in the Word. This is Jesus becoming our inner life supply. Here we could see the way to eat Jesus.

Chapter six of John also indicates the Lord's death, that is, His being slain. Verse 54 tells us that His blood is drinkable and that His flesh is eatable. Here flesh and blood are mentioned separately. When blood is separate from flesh, it indicates death. This helps us further to see how to eat Jesus. To eat Jesus means to receive the crucified and resurrected Christ through His Word by exercising our spirit to receive the life-giving Spirit as our life supply.

For the maintenance and growth of our physical life, eating is vital. Jesus is the bread of life for us to eat so that we can grow in the divine life. Eating Jesus is the way! (See stanza four of Hymns, #1226.) He is the Lamb, the brass serpent, and the dove as the base of our growth in life. Now He is our food for us to eat as the way to grow in life.