As the body is the fulness

As the body is the fulness
  To express our life,
So to Christ the Church, His Body,
  Doth express His life.
E’en as Eve is part of Adam
  Taken out of him,
So the Church is Christ’s own increase
  With Himself within.
As from out the buried kernel
  Many grains are formed,
As the grains together blended
  To a loaf are formed;
So the Church, of many Christians,
  Christ doth multiply,
Him expressing as one Body,
  God to glorify.
As the branches of the grapevine
  Are its outward spread,
With it one, abiding, bearing
  Clusters in its stead;
So the Church’s many members
  Christ’s enlargement are,
One with Him in life and living,
  Spreading Him afar.
Fulness, increase, duplication,
  His expression full,
Growth and spread, continuation,
  Surplus plentiful,
Is the Church to Christ, and thereby
  God in Christ may be
Glorified thru His redeemed ones
  To eternity.
Thus the Church and Christ together,
  God’s great mystery,
Is the mingling of the Godhead
  With humanity.

Copyright Living Stream Ministry. Used by permission.


Rochester, MN, United States

Thus the church and Christ together,

God’s great mystery,

Is the mingling of the Godhead

With humanity.

Hallelujah..!!! Amen Amen

Te Franks

Bellingham, WA, United States

What a glorious hymn conveying the truth of living Christ, who is the mystery of God (Col. 2:2), through the members of His Body, the church as the mystery of Christ (Eph. 3:4), and manifesting God's likeness through people on this earth which is the mystery of Godliness (1Tim. 3:16)! What a wonder! Obviously, the author of this hymn experienced the reality of living Christ and I am so grateful he was led by the Spirit to compose this hymn and pass it on to us. Thanks Lord


London, United Kingdom

What a glorious hymn leading my spirit to soar! What a reality! What a prayer. The mystery of Christ is the church! You delight in us as Your expression and expansion. Oh what a mystery, and we are part of it. May we express your Godliness, may we bear fruit for you Lord.

Roger Lewis

United States

Enjoyed this hymn (819) along with HWMR ITERO Week 9: The Status of the Church—the Counterpart of Christ.

Blue Jammy

Taichung, Taiwan

I am very joyful!

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