The Full Price

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The full price King David did pay,
Ornan’s threshing floor to obtain;
Here God’s house was built and with glory filled;
Yes, for God’s house King David paid dearly.
Sacrifices, burnt offerings
Let us now wholeheartedly bring.
At great cost are purchased all precious things;
For His house let’s unreservedly give.
  Lord, like David, we’ll pay the full price;
With strong purpose, from slumber arise!
Set our heart and soul, Lord, affection, too;
For Thine house may we be faithful and true.
Lord, our off’rings will never be those
Which cost nothing; to Thee all we owe!
Set our heart and soul, Lord, affection, too;
For Thine house may we be faithful and true.
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Oh, how great the work David faced;
’Tis not man’s but God’s dwelling place.
For this cause prepared he abundantly—
Gold and silver, and timber aplenty.
Lord, like him we too must prepare
For Thine house; this burden we bear,
In affliction, comfort—in any state—
Always ready Thine high call to obey.
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From his private chest of great wealth
David brought forth, nothing withheld.
His own gold and silver and precious things,
He surrendered in off’ring so freely.
Our own wealth, our comfort and ease,
E’en our youth, bright future and dreams,
On the altar lay we most cheerfully;
None’s more worthy all our best to receive!
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Who are we that we’d dare to boast
Of whate’er on Thee we’d bestow?
All’s from Thee; from Thine hand we give them back,
Borrowed treasures returning most gladly.
Who shall then to Thee consecrate
Willingly his being today—
His whole heart and soul, his whole mind and strength?
Lord, our life we now present unto Thee!
  Oh, how glorious! God’s people, arise!
Join the great throng who’ll pay the full price!
With our spirit strengthened, our praise we sing
To our God who will the building complete.
Oh, how worth it! We’ve counted the cost;
Boldy offer; ’tis never a loss!
God, man as one mingled—our destiny;
Mutual rest and satisfaction complete!
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C. R. O. O.

Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

How glorious if all God's people will rise up to build His house..

We are the David's of today, we should stand for His building.

It's worthless to build our own houses while God's house lieth waste.

He desires a home.


Deshanestrel S. Suma-oy

Dipolog City, Zambo. Norte, Philippines

We must be those willing to pay the price!


Beryl in Christ

Dapitan City, Zamboanga Del Norte, Philippines

O Lord may we be Your Davids today! Willing to give You our all for Your house.


Kevin Lee Poracan

Dipolog City, Zamboanga Del Norte, Philippines

May we be those like David who willingly give all for God's house.


Myzel Martinez

Malabon, Metro Manila, Philippines

Lord, cause us to be beside ourselves with joy! For Your house we unreservedly give.


Jhayce

Zamboanga, Philippines

Boldly offer! Tis never a lost! - This is the genuine consecration.


Chun Wang

Dallas, Texas, United States

Praise the Lord for this song!


Anonymous

Lord, in Your house make us faithful and true! Willingly, giving our all.

1 Chron. 29:16 O Jehovah our God, as for all this abundance that we have prepared for building You a house for Your holy name, it is from Your hand, and all is Yours.


A. B. L.

Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

1 Chron. 21:18, 24; 2 Chron. 3:1; 1 Chron. 22:5, 14, 19; 28:20; 29:1-3, 5-9, 14, 16

"...I will surely buy it for the full price, for I will not...offer up burnt offerings that cost me nothing." (1 Chron. 21:24)

"...the house that is to be built to Jehovah must be exceedingly great in fame and glory throughout all lands; I will therefore make preparations for it..." (1 Chron. 22:5)

For the threshing floor where the temple eventually stood (2 Chron. 3:1), David paid the full price. For the house that was eventually filled with God's glory (1 Kings 8:10), David prepared in abundance (1 Chron. 22:5) and gave all (1 Chron. 29:3). Like him, may we have such a spirit that we will not offer offerings that cost us nothing; and for the house that must be great in glory, we too will therefore make preparations in abundance, and give our all!

Like him, we have to pay the full price. The price may be big, or it may be small; but what's important is, it has to be the full price. Like him. we too must prepare, even in affliction (1 Chron. 22:14). We have to be willing to give our private treasures (1 Chron. 29:3). It could be our ease, our, wealth, our time, our strength, our future, our love. Whatever it be, Lord, we willingly consecrate (1 Chron. 29:5) because we set our affection on the house of our God (1 Chron. 29:3). We now set our heart and soul, even our body, to seek after You, and arise and build (1 Chron. 22:19)!

The work is really great because the palace is not for man but for God. (1 Chron 29:1) However, we should all be strong, be bold and build, not be afraid or dismayed, for our God is with us until the completion of all the work for the service of the house (1 Chron. 28:20)!

Lord, like David and the people, we know that it is You who've strengthened us to offer so willingly; for all are from You, and from Your hand we have given to You (1 Chron. 29:14). Now we rejoice, for with our whole heart we've offered all to You!

"...the people rejoiced... for with their whole heart they offered willingly to Jehovah..." (1 Chron. 29:9)


Gelly Maddalora

Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

This hymn really touches me deeply. Lord, make me like David.

"For Thine house may we be faithful and true."