Hymns, #742

Various Aspects of the Inner Life - The Tripartite Man

Eng/Kor:742  Chin:537  Span:314  Rus:477  Tag:742  Fra:-  Por:345

Lyrics:Witness Lee
Music:From Katholisches Gesangbuch, 1774

Hymns using same tune:

#374, #610, #814, #979


Man is a being of three parts,

The body, soul, and spirit too,

Th' eternal purpose to fulfill

With God's inheritance in view.


The body is the outward part

That man a world-sense may possess;

Thus he may touch the outward things

And bodily himself express.


The soul within — the inward part —

Is but the very self of man;

The sense of self it gives to him

To touch the psychic world of man.


The spirit is the inmost part

With which the Lord he may receive;

The sense of God it gives to man

That he the spirit-world perceive.


Within the soul of man there are

The mind, emotion, and the will;

These are the functions for the man

His human nature to fulfill.


Within the spirit of the man

Are found the conscience, fellowship,

And intuition, which thereby

The man to worship God equip.


The man must exercise his soul

To choose that God he may possess,

And by his spirit God partake,

And thru his body God express.


Man's spirit had to be reborn

With life divine to him conveyed;

His soul must be transformed by God,

His body like Christ's body made.


'Tis by these steps of work divine

In each of man's three separate parts

That man is mingled with the Lord

And His expression full imparts.

Hymn #742