Hymns, #1299

The Kingdom - The Seed of the Kingdom

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Music:John Zundel

Hymns using same tune:

#5, #125, #358


Man's Creator has a purpose

For our being here on earth.

In His image we're created,

To express His rule on earth.

But man fell to Satan's tempting;

Thus God's goal was hid from view.

Still our God will have His kingdom,

For His Son will see it through.


Jesus Christ will get His kingdom

Notwithstanding Satan's plans;

He's obtaining something real by

Growing in the hearts of man.

Nothing like religion teaches:

"You must wait until you die" —

For the kingdom Christ is building,

Is on earth before our eyes.


His Son, Jesus, is our Savior.

Once in human form He came.

Now as Spirit He can enter

As the breath of life to man.

As a seed within our spirit

Christ takes root and starts to grow,

Spreading in our inmost being

Till His life we come to know.


Time is short, oh, brothers, hear it,

Christ is longing for His Bride.

We can hasten His returning

Simply by the growth in life.

No more struggling, no more striving,

Simply turn to Christ within.

See the seed begin to blossom,

Growing fully into Him.


Jesus Christ will get His kingdom

Just by growth — the normal way.

Not an instant transformation;

Growth goes on from day to day.

This life-seed is all-inclusive —

Everything we'll ever need;

Yes, our God's eternal purpose

Is within this precious seed.

Hymn #1299