Thy dwelling place, O Lord, I love

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Daniel Jeng

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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1. Thy dwelling-place, O Lord, I love;

It is Thy Church so blessed,

It is Thy joy and heart’s delight

And where Thy heart finds rest.

2. For her, Thyself Thou gavest, Lord,

That she be Thine, complete;

For her, I too my body give,

Thy heart’s desire to meet.

3. For her, Thou hast become my life,

That she my living be;

For her, I would forsake myself,

That she be filled with Thee.

4. The Church is Thy beloved Bride,

Thou in Thy Body seen;

She is my joy and heart’s desire,

The one on whom I lean.

5. In her, Thy full supply, O Lord,

Thou dost to me impart;

In her am I possessed by Thee

To satisfy Thy heart.

6. Thy dwelling-place, O Lord, I love;

It is Thy Church, Thy home;

In it I would forever live

And never longer roam.


Grant Commons

Romford, United Kingdom

Wonderful hymn of God's heart's desire and goal, to have a home to dwell in. Oh Lord thank You for building us into Yourself and Yourself into us, to be Your Church Your home, Amen.


Victor Olusegun Solomon

London, United Kingdom

Dear saints, this is God's heart desire. Let's us continually eat Him that He may gain what He's after. His building the Church. O Lord we love Your dwelling place.


Philip

Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte, Philippines

"And let them make a sanctuary for Me that I may dwell in their midst" - Exo. 25:8

The desire of God's heart is to have a dwelling place with man on earth.


Lisa

Jerusalem, Israel

Thy dwelling place oh Lord I love. Thank You for such a place on the earth right now. And thank You that You brought so many to this place. Bring many more Lord.


Gunawan

Jakarta, Indonesia

Thank the Lord, I love Jesus........


Gadzeti Epa Enoch

Ho, Volta Region, Ghana

It is an amazing fact that God which is in Christ, has made me His dwelling place and now He makes Himself a home to me. This is to prove that He is in me and I in Him. Hallelujah! Hallelujah!! Hallelujah!!!


李 菲 麗

United States

This morning, I read and enjoy--The Four Crucial Elements of the Bible-Christ, the Spirit, Life and the Church, chapter 9. I am greatly impressed with what Bro. Lee shared regarding this hymn:

In the table of contents of our hymnal there is a category called “The Church.” It covers the church as the mystery of Christ, the increase of Christ, the fullness of Christ, the vessel of Christ, and the lampstand of Christ. It also covers the church’s general definition, course, faith, unity, foundation, building, attraction, coordination, and fellowship. Hymns, #824 is on the general definition of the church, whereas #852 is on the attraction of the church. Perhaps many of us have been in the church life for a number of years, yet we are still not clear about the definition of the church, nor do we know what kind of price we need to pay when we are attracted by the church. These two hymns reveal to us these two aspects of the truth. I hope that we all can earnestly study the truths contained in our hymns.


Juan Carlos Bejarano

La Paz, Bolivia

I love that dweling place, where I can find confort and peace. Hallelujah!!!!!


Ruth

Riverside, CA, U.S.A.

OUR DWELLING PLACE IS IN THE LORD!!! Hallelujah!!!

From the aforementioned brief outline of the history of the church, we can observe that only those who remain in the line of the Lord's recovery can see and receive the revelation concerning the church. Outside the Lord's recovery it is difficult to see much concerning the church. What people in the denominations and sects in Christianity see is altogether religion with its organization; thus, they are utterly ignorant concerning the church. Hymns, #852, which came out of the vision concerning the church in the Lord's recovery, describes how sweet, lovely, and precious the church is to a lover of the Lord. , Stanza 1 says,

Thy dwelling-place, O Lord, I love;

It is Thy Church so blessed,

It is Thy joy and heart's delight

And where Thy heart finds rest.

This hymn not only shows that the church is God's dwelling place, bride, and Body but also expresses the saint's love for and consecration to the church. Stanzas 3 and 4 say,

For her, Thou hast become my life,

That she my living be;

For her, I would forsake myself,

That she be filled with Thee.

The church is Thy beloved Bride,

Thou in Thy Body seen;

She is my joy and heart's desire,

The one on whom I lean.

In the table of contents of our hymnal there is a category called "The Church." It covers the church as the mystery of Christ, the increase of Christ, the fullness of Christ, the vessel of Christ, and the lampstand of Christ. It also covers the church's general definition, course, faith, unity, foundation, building, attraction, coordination, and fellowship. Hymns, #824 is on the general definition of the church, whereas #852 is on the attraction of the church. Perhaps many of us have been in the church life for a number of years, yet we are still not clear about the definition of the church, nor do we know what kind of price we need to pay when we are attracted by the church. These two hymns reveal to us these two aspects of the truth. I hope that we all can earnestly study the truths contained in our hymns.