Recall how David swore

Recall how David swore,
“I’ll not come into my house,
Nor go up to my bed,
Give slumber to mine eyelids,
Until I find a place for Thee,
A place, O Lord, for Thee.”
Our mighty God desires a home
Where all His own may come.
How blinded we have been,
Shut in with what concerns us;
While God’s house lieth waste—
Lord, break through, overturn us;
We’ll go up to the mountain,
Bring wood and build the house;
We’ll never say, “Another day!”
It’s time! We’ll come and build!
O Lord, against these days,
Inspire some for Your building,
Just as in David’s day—
A remnant who are willing
To come and work in Your house,
Oh, what a blessed charge!
Your heart’s desire, is our desire—
We come, O Lord, to build.
Within those whom You’d call
Put such a restless caring
For building to give all—
These times are for preparing;
The gates of hell cannot prevail
Against the builded Church!
The hours are few, the builders too—
Lord, build, O build in us!
(Repeat the last four lines)
Joshua Chang

Chino Hills, CA, United States

O Lord, in these days, raise us up to be those who would give all for Your building!


Fountain Valley, California, United States

I'm reminded of Ephesians 4:11-16, where the gifted people in our local church are working "for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry for the edifying of the body of Christ." Are we being taught to minister, to serve the body as Christ did? To encourage one another?

"Let us rise up and build" (Nehemiah 2:18).


Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Your hearts desire is our desire

We cannot me O Lord to build.

Victor Awosanmi

Grays, Thurrock, United Kingdom

"The gates of hell cannot prevail

Against the builded Church!

The hours are few, the builders too—

Lord, build, O build in us!" Amen.


CA, United States

... Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her.

(Eph. 5:25)

Nelson Liu

Boston, MA, United States

Lord, build, O build in us!

Brittany Ramirez

San Marcos, TX, United States

What a touching Hymn!

We come, O Lord, to build!


United States

Yes Lord thank You! We want your heart’s desire to be our heart’s desire! Lord build in us Your dwelling place! I love this song. It is powerful!

Amos Kimani

Nyahururu, Nyandarua, Kenya

Lord, we are willing to be built together. Lord we love, we bless for Your purpose concerning us. Thanks, Lord Jesus.


Our mighty God desires a home—Lord, thank You for telling us Your heart’s desire. Your desire for a home is our desire too.

Whether or not the new way will be successful ultimately depends on everyone prophesying. If the practice of everyone prophesying cannot be successfully carried out, we will fall back to the old way of one man speaking. It is very easy for one person to speak, but it is much more difficult for everyone to prophesy in a district meeting; it is hard for the speakers as well as the listeners. Many times we have an experience of hearing a speaking that points directly to our situation and exposes us in the light even though our name is never mentioned. The goal of the new way is for everyone to be on an "operating table," letting the Lord as the great Physician operate on us. As a result, our condition will improve, and God will gain a dwelling place. This is the built-up church, which the enemy fears: "The gates of hell cannot prevail / Against the builded church!" (Hymns, #1248).