Recall how David swore

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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.
2
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!
3
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.
4
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)
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Brother Henry

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Amen. Lord, build, O build in us !


Benjamin Lee

Anaheim, CA, United States

“While God’s house lieth waste…” Oh, Lord, build Yourself into us and find Your home in our hearts today, right now; never “another day. ” May the Lord gain us as those according to His heart and His desire for a dwelling place, a mutual habitation (1 Sam. 13:14; Psalm 132).

“…This means that he would not rest until the Lord obtained rest. If the Lord was homeless, David was homeless; if the Lord was wandering, he was wandering. David was referring to a situation which existed in his time, but this also was a kind of recovery. The Ark had been removed from the tabernacle and captured by the enemy, and even when the Ark was returned to the children of Israel, it was not yet put into its proper place, the tabernacle. A full recovery was needed. David was one who loved God so deeply, one who was devoted to God's resting place, to God's habitation. He said that he would not enter his house until the Lord could find a habitation; he would not take sleep until the Lord should find rest. ”

(Christ and the Church Revealed and Typified in the Psalms, Chapter 21)


James Lucas

Australia

The word UNTIL in stanza 1 really touches me :(

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.


Anna

Santa Cruz, CA, United States

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;

It’s time! We’ll come and build!


Sister Vali

Tirane, Albania

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.


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!


Steve

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).


Licy

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.


Eliud

CA, United States

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

(Eph. 5:25)

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).