I've Heard About a People
I’ve heard about a people
God said they’d be around
And I really want to meet them
To share in what they’ve found
I hear that they don’t “go to church”
Their thrill is something greater
They really love to BE His Church
The bride of their Creator!
These people don’t describe themselves
With some subdividing name
To be His, and His alone
Is all they ever claim
No priest (by any other name)
Is there to run the show
But as brothers, family, all together
Each daily shares Who they know.
Between “the world” and “things of God”
Their love and life are not divided
All their time and goods are His to use
In the opportunities He’s provided
Daily life with one another
Full of the richness of shadowless Light
Is not just for a “committed nucleus”
But they ALL love Him, with all their might!
None of them are “perfect”
And all will make mistakes
But because of daily, mutual Life
He strengthens the weak, He shows the fakes
Their Lord’s return is not a point
On which they argue and divide
But in hushed tones of anticipation
They share a deep longing that they can’t hide
That human cry of “Why?” and “How?”
Has been stilled within their soul
By the awesome presence of the great I Am
And the words “In Him you are whole.”
Heaven holds for them one special treasure
Not health and wealth from the well-known story
But the seeing of their Lord and Savior
No veil to dim His glory!
His Church will not just “happen”
Time and Place? He Alone decides
Only He can plant a Lampstand
Where He circulates, and confides
He gives the Gifts to build His Home
Architectural gifts, local gifts, and you
And while “two or three” delight His heart
A Hilltop CITY is His due!
I’ve Heard about these People
But, should we chase around?
If we really want to know them
Watch JESUS free the bound!
He wants to have a People
Where He is DAILY crowned!
And in His Grace they may be BUILT
Instead of simply found!