1 And will the great, eternal God
On earth establish his abode?
And will he, from his radiant throne,
Accept our temples for his own?
2 These walls we to thy honor raise;
Long may they echo with thy praise:
And thou, descending, fill the place
With choicest tokens of thy grace.
3 Here let the great Redeemer reign,
With all the graces of his train;
While power divine his word attends,
To conquer foes, and cheer his friends.
4 And in the great decisive day,
When God the nations shall survey,
May it before the world appear
That crowds were born to glory here.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #560