Hymns, #971

Ultimate Manifestation - God's Eternal Purpose

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Lyrics:Witness Lee
Music:M. Koch, from Geistliche Lieder

Hymn using same tune: #781


God's eternal purpose

Is to join with man,

Causing man, His vessel,

To be born again,

His own life imparting,

Filling to the brim;

Man may thus express Him,

And be one with Him.


God in His own image

Hath created man,

That he may be able

To fulfill His plan;

That he may receive Him

As the tree of life

To become His fulness

As to man the wife.


In His life's rich flowing

Man will be transformed

Into precious substance

And to Him conformed.

Thus will man be builded

As His counterpart,

Thus to be His dwelling,

Satisfy His heart.


'Tis the holy city,

New Jerusalem;

With His saints God mingles,

Makes His home with them.

He becomes their content,

His expression they;

They shall share His glory,

One with Him for aye.


He's the very center,

Ruling on the throne;

By His life the power,

Saints are kept in one.

By His light of glory,

They are kept in light,

Harmony enjoying

In divine delight.


He's their living water,

And their food supply;

All their thirst and hunger

He doth satisfy.

He's for them the temple,

In Himself they live,

In His constant presence

Worship ever give.

Hymn #971