Christ Loved the Church

  Christ loved the church, and gave Himself up for her,
He gave His perfect life up for her;
Christ loved the church, and gave Himself up for her
That He might sanctify her,
Cleansing her by the washing of the water in the Word.
(repeat)
  Not having spot or wrinkle—
Or any such things,
That she might be holy and without blemish,
That He might present the church to Himself
Glorious, Christ and the church,
Glorious, Christ and the church.
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Pey-Jing Li Mehrinfar

San Marcos, TX, United States

Ephesians 5:26 note1

“Christ’s purpose in giving Himself up for the church is to sanctify her, not only separating her to Himself from everything common but also saturating her with His element that she may be His counterpart. He accomplishes this by cleansing her by the washing of the water in the word. ”

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