God eternal has a purpose

God eternal has a purpose,
Formed in His eternal past,
Spreading to eternal future;
’Twixt these ends all time is cast.
For with time there is the process,
Time for His accomplishment;
And in time we’re merely travelers—
For eternity we’re meant.
God would have a group of people
Built together in His plan,
Blended, knit, coordinated
As His vessel—one new man.
God would come into this vessel
With His nature, life and ways,
Mingling Spirit with our spirits
For His joy and to His praise.
God has worked in three directions
For His plan so marvelous:
As the Father, Son, and Spirit
To dispense Himself to us!
All creation gives the setting—
Heav’n and earth are for this plan;
’Tis for this God made a body,
Soul and spirit—three-part man.
As the center, as the kernel,
Of God’s plan our spirit is;
Calling on the name of Jesus
Makes our spirit one with His.
From the center to circumference
God would saturate each part;
Feeling, mind, and will renewing,
Making home in all our heart.
Thus in life we’re built together,
Then in love we’re knit as one;
God is now His plan fulfilling,
Finishing what He’s begun.
Lord, increase Thyself within us
That we might be built by Thee
Into that great corporate vessel
Filled with God exclusively.
As the product, the fulfillment,
Will the church in glory stand,
Consummation of the purpose
In eternal ages planned.
God will have His corporate vessel,
All His glory to contain;
Lord, we’re wholly for Thy purpose
All Thy goal in us attain.

Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Oh Lord Jesus!! You have an eternal purpose. You desire a group of people built together in Your plan. Lord make us these ones. Blended, knit coordinated! Saturate each part of our being. Feeling, mind, and will renewing. Lord, we're wholly for Thy purpose. All Thy goal in us attain! Lord, build Your Church!! Oh Lord Jesus!

Katarina White

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Praise the Lord!

God will have His corporate vessel

Ohh Lord Jesus, Ohh Lord Jesus...


United States

We recently sang this hymn at a dear sister of the Lord passing away. The sister's husband chose this song because she just loved the song so much. It was very encouraging to everyone to sing this hymn.

Rheta Dinucci

Sacramento, California, United States

Hallelujah for God's eternal purpose! Thank You Lord for choosing us for this Divine Revelation! Oh how I praise Him for revealing Himself in this song.

Thank you saints of the Most High God to put this hymnal on line.

In Him, By Him and for Him:

Rheta Dinucci

ellamae mica dignos

United States

It's so nice. I LOVE it!!!!!!


Tacoma, WA, U.S.A.

Praise the Lord for His eternal purpose, His economy! He's dispensing Himself in Christ, through the Spirit as Life into us to be a great corporate vessel filled with God alone as its content! When this is expressed on the earth, this will issue in the Kingdom, which eventually, after a 1000 year reign of Christ and His redeemed and transformed people, will consummate in the New Jerusalem! Thank you Lord Jesus for this, God's eternal purpose!

Paul Jimenez

Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.

Thank You Lord Jesus, the God, for having an eternal purpose. This is to have a group of people built together in His plan to be blended, knit, coordinated as His vessel, one new man. Oh what a marvelous plan to dispense Himself into us to accomplish His goal, His plan. Thank you Lord Jesus!

Stephen Wang

San Jose, CA, U.S.A.

I like this song because it teaches us about God's eternal purpose.

John Wang

San Jose, CA, U.S.A.

This song tells us everything that we need to know about the Lord's recovery.


Nutley, NJ, U.S.A.

Because we learn so much about God's eternal purpose, there r very few hymns in the hymn book that correlate.