1 The church of God from heaven came,
Jesus, her glorious Founder,
Hath dressed her in celestial robes,
Girded His truth around her,
Clothed her in wonderful beauty,
Taught her the pathway of duty,
Keeps her each moment securely,
Her foes He casts down to the ground.
2 As wide as earth her boundary,
Upward she reaches to heaven,
The favor of the Lord is hers,
Freely in love ’tis given;
Thus by His mercy securing,
Heritage ever enduring,
God by His promise assuring
That she shall forever prevail.
3 The pillar and the ground of truth,
Built without hand of a mortal;
No man with heart by sin defiled
Standeth within her portal;
None but the pure and the holy,
Humble, and meek, and the lowly,
Dwell in the light of her glory,
The Lord is her Judge and her King.
Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life.
Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet.
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Display Title: The ChurchFirst Line: The church of God from heaven cameTune Title: [The church of God from heaven came]Author: Charles W. NaylorMeter: 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124Scripture: Acts 20:28Source: Last Reformation" Harlan D. Sorrell, The " Truth in Song (38); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Church); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Salvation Echoes, 1900 (72)