1 This new built Bethel now is done,
And here we've met today,
To dedicate this house to God,
To preach, to sing, to pray.
2 Here may the pray'r of faith prevail,
Here may the Gospel run;
And every true believer feel,
The bliss of heav'n begun.
3 May sinners here their sins renounce
And yield their all to God;
From sin and hell redemption find,
By faith in Jesus' blood.
4 Within these walls let holy peace,
And love and concord dwell;
Here give the troubled conscience ease,
The wounded spirit heal.
5 And when before thee we appear,
In our eternal home;
May growing numbers worship here,
And praise Thee in our room
Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #616