Let us build a house of worship
to the God of heaven and earth,
where his Church may bow before him
hear his Word and sing his worth!
Not alone our bricks and mortar--
hearts and lives to God we raise:
he will set his name forever
on such building to his praise.
Let us build on God's foundation--
Jesus Christ, whose blood atones;
build with lives of grace and beauty--
gold and silver, precious stones.
Let us build for now, forever--
build for those who live today,
build for future generations
truth that triumphs, come what may!
Let us build to teach our children
God's great glory, power and grace;
build to bring our friends and neighbors
glad good news for all our race;
build to tell to all the nations
life and health are theirs in God--
Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior!
Sound his saving name abroad!