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Let the Church Shine On!

Not a temple made with hands

Author: Mary Kay Beall (2014)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

Let the Church shine on!
Let the Church shine on!
From ages past till the trumpet sounds,
let the Church shine on!

1 Not a temple made with hands,
but a church of living stones.
Not a steeple high and proud,
but a church of flesh and bone.
Together we are called to shine
as stars at heaven's decree;
to pray and praise and glorify,
and case the dark to flee. [Refrain]

2 Not a temple made with hands,
but the Spirit's dwelling place.
Not a steeple high and proud,
but a family by God's grace.
Together, servants of the Lord
by heaven's promise stirred,
reborn, reclaimed, made new in Christ,
by Water and the Word. [Refrain]

3 Not a temple made with hands,
but partners young and old.
Not a steeple high and proud,
but sheep within God's fold.
Together till the Kingdom comes,
inviting all to share
the great good news of Jesus Christ
in song, in word and prayer. [Refrain]

Source: New Hymns of Hope #164

Author: Mary Kay Beall

Mary Kay Beall was born in Akron, Ohio in 1943. She holds a B.M. degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, an M.A. from Ohio State University, and a Masters in Theological Studies from Trinity Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. She was ordained in the American Baptist church and ministers to church musicians and choirs as well as conducting clinics and reading sessions in the United States and Canada. NN, Hymnary editor. Source: www.hopepublishing.com/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Not a temple made with hands
Title: Let the Church Shine On!
Author: Mary Kay Beall (2014)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let the Church shine on!


New Hymns of Hope #164


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New Hymns of Hope #164

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