The house of God, built by His hands, Triumphant through the ages stands Upon the rock forever fast, Defying Satan’s fiery blast. Salvation forms its massive wall, ’Twill stand while creeds and schisms fall; And all within its portals bright Are robed in heaven’s golden light.
Refrain: O house of God, home of my soul, Shelter while the ages roll; Let me here forever hide, Submerged beneath the cleansing tide.
The Lamb of God, Himself the door, Excludes all sin forevermore; His life to build this house He gave, And every soul He wills to save. In heaven’s golden book of life, Inscribed above all sin and strife, There human hands can ne’er erase The names of those redeemed by grace.
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost Are one with all the ransomed host, Who dwell in touch with heav’n above, In Father’s house, where all is love. O house of God, thou spotless place, Where beams the light of heaven’s grace; Within thy courts, oh, let me stay, Where all is bright eternal day.
The Gospel Trumpet Company, Truth in Song, 1907 (58)