Hymns, #818

The Church - The Mystery of Christ

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Lyrics:Witness Lee
Music:John E. Gould

This hymn has a unique tune.


Christ is the mystery of God;

God is invisible, unshown,

His image man hath never seen,

But Christ the Son hath made Him known.


Christ is the very Word of God,

He is God's explanation true;

God's full embodiment is He

And God's own image brings to view.


Image of God invisible,

Effulgence of God's glory fair;

God's fulness ever dwells in Him,

God's testimony He doth bear.


The Church the myst'ry is of Christ,

For He is now to man unshown;

No man on earth may see Him now,

But thru the Church He is made known.


The Church is Christ's expression full,

In her Christ dwelleth bodily;

She is His duplication true,

And man in her Himself may see.


The Church the image has of Christ,

She is His increase and His spread;

Christ's very self is found in her,

The Body, she, to Christ the Head.


Thus, in the Son the Father is,

And now the Spirit is the Son;

The Spirit of the triune God

Is in the Church and with her one.

Hymn #818