Working on the Building

The Word of God is holy, And every sentence true

Author: M. J. Jefferson; Alterer: Charles Price Jones
Tune: [The word of God is holy]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The word of God is holy,
And ev'ry sentence true;
'Tis settled up in heaven,
So let it be in you.

Working on the building,
Working on the building,
Working on the building,
On the building for my Lord.

2 The word of God is precious
As in the days of old;
Receive it as a treasure,
And to its teachings hold. [Refrain]

3 The word of God is righteous,
And 'twill our hearts renew,
And make us just like Jesus,
In all we say or do. [Refrain]

4 The church of God is building
By it, in Jesus' love;
By faith we all are working
With orders from above. [Refrain]

5 Christ is the sure foundation
On whom the faithful stand;
On Him we'll build this temple,
The Word, our sword in hand. [Refrain]

Source: His Fullness Songs #134

Author: M. J. Jefferson

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Alterer: Charles Price Jones

Charles Price Jones born December 9, 1865, near Rome, Georgia. He grew up in Kingston, Georgia, and attended the Baptist church. He was converted in 1884 while living in Cat Island, Arkansas. In 1885 he was called to the ministry and began preaching. In 1888 he attended Arkansas Baptist College and taught school in Grant County, Arkansas. He preached and pastored several Baptist churches. After asking God for a deeper experience of grace and fasting and praying for three days, Jones experienced a closeness with God, and in 1895, along with other Baptist holiness adherents, who taught that a second work of grace can cleanse the Christian of original sin. They started a holiness movement in the Baptist church, and he began teaching holiness i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Word of God is holy, And every sentence true
Title: Working on the Building
Author: M. J. Jefferson
Alterer: Charles Price Jones
Refrain First Line: Working on the building
Copyright: Public Domain



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His Fullness Songs #134

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