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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Holiness unto the Lord

Holiness dwells in the temple of God

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Tune: [Holiness unto the Lord]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Holiness dwells in the temple of God,
Adorning its walls within;
Those who would enter this blessed abode
Must turn from the way of sin.

Holiness, holiness unto the Lord!
Ever in triumph we’ll sing,
Standing secure on the rock of His word—
Holiness unto our King!

2 Holiness reigns in the hearts of the saints,
A welcome, abiding guest,
Giving them freedom from sinful restraints,
Affording supernal rest. [Refrain]

3 Jesus has promised His power of old
To cleanse us from every sin,
Purging the dross and refining the gold,
And taking away the tin. [Refrain]

4 Jesus lived holy while walking below,
The tempter He overcame:
Those who at last into heaven would go
Must live in this world the same. [Refrain]

5 Holiness, holiness unto the Lord!
Is carved on the “horses bells”;
Paradise pure in our hearts is restored
When holiness in us dwells. [Refrain]

Truth in Song, 1907 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Holiness dwells in the temple of God
Title: Holiness unto the Lord
Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Meter: D
Language: English


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Timeless Truths #282

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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