LORD, BUILD YOUR CHURCH
Words by Chris Anderson; Music by Greg Habegger
Tune name: KILLIAN HILL
You promised, Lord, that You would work
To build a strong and vibrant church—
A church that stands by grace alone
On Christ, our Rock and Cornerstone;
On Christ, our Rock and Cornerstone.
And so we pray: Lord, build Your church!
Deploy Your saints across the earth;
Destroy hell’s feeble, falling gates;
And glory in Your church’s praise;
And glory in Your church’s praise!
You called us, Lord, to join Your work:
To raise a pure and holy church—
A temple made of living stones
United as Your Spirit’s home;
United as Your Spirit’s home.
We thank You, Lord, that You have worked
To found a gospel-preaching church—
And yet, our task remains undone;
Lord, build Your church until You come;
Lord, build Your church until You come!
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by Chris Anderson
This hymn is dedicated to Killian Hill Baptist Church on the occasion of our 50th anniversary of ministry in Lilburn, Georgia: October 13, 2019. We are privileged to serve the Lord Jesus with such godly pastors and members. We thank God for you. Grace!
The text is based on Jesus’ promise in Matthew 16:18, “I will build my church.” I wrote a blog post introducing the hymn and giving testimony to God’s faithful answers! SDG!