Church Community

Tune: Thornbury

('Thy hand, O God, has guided')

Acts 2 v.42-47


The early church continued

Steadfast, and Christ they viewed

With teaching, fellowship, prayers

And in Communion shares

Holy fear came on every soul

They did the Lord extol

Many wonders and signs were done

Through Christ, the risen one


All that believed, they were there

In a church strong and fair

They had all things common, for

They helped needy and poor

They sold of goods, possessions

As God's true daughters, sons

Distributed to people

Hearing the needy call


Continuing on daily

With one accord they be

In temple and homes meeting

They worshipped and did sing

Breaking of bread, Communion

All included, not one

Excluded, and ate food, glad

Single of heart, not sad


They praised God and had favour

With folk, who did savour

His presence there with them sure

Their Lord for evermore

He did add to church daily

Those being saved, they be

Members of the company

The church, Christ's body be


  • Michael Edwards

    Hi O - your work never fails.

    • orchidee

      Thanks M.

    • Goldfinch60

      Good one Orchi.

      • orchidee

        Thanks Gold.

      • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

        It seems to sing appreciatively of past devotional goodness and peace and agape love. Great how you describe and relate it. Kudos.

        Would you pls pleez give your thoughts/ comments on my newest poem too?

        • orchidee

          Thanks zaynab.

        • Andrew Charles Forrest

          Many wonders and signs were done the M25 and the A41
          the Romans built them long and straight
          now we've got fast cars but I'm still flaming late!!!

          Great write Orchi

          • orchidee

            Thanks Andrew.

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            THANKS UNCLE STEVE ! Another great hymn and a powerful Ode based on ACT 2. That is the basis of a New Testament Pattern Evanelical Church, the key elements should be :
            Believers Baptism ~ Bible Study (Apostles Doctrine) ~ Communion (Breaking of Bread) ~ Prayer Meetings & Fellowship ! ONE or more of these key elements are missing from Most Christian Churches ~ this causes them to be weak ! Its only when we go *Back to the BIBLE* that we find the TRUE PATTERN for an NT Church !

            Blessings & Grace for you & Furry Face !
            Love in the SPIRIT ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡🧡 + 🧡

            • ANGELA & BRIAN

              THANKS FOR YOUR *Q* OUT ~ basically its all a question of Faith in GOD and accepting Christs atoning Death for us on the Cross in AD 33 ! We are not saved by GOOD WORKS it is a Gift of God *It is by GODS GRACE we are saved ~ not through GOOD WORKS lest any MAN should boast* BUT the first step is too BELIEVE ~ OK ! *Those who come to GOD must believe that he acctually exists !* This is very difficult (almost impossible ?) for some ~ so they never make the first step. This explains why some members on this site are very ANTI anything overtly SPIRITUAL such as Christianity ~ OK !

              Your Friends ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡🧡

              • orchidee

                Thanks B&A.

              • Christina8

                Very nice Orchi!!

                • orchidee

                  Thanks Christina.

                • JWKP98

                  I really like your poem!

                  • orchidee

                    Thanks JW.

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