Christ is Preeminent in the Church - (Series 3A)

Tune: Herongate

('It is a thing most wonderful')

Colossians 1 v.24-29


Paul rejoices in sufferings

For the church, benefits they bring

Afflictions of Christ he does share

To profit the church's welfare


To the church he a minister

Is made, steward of God conferred

Upon him of God, to fulfil

God's word, to prosper people still


It is even the mystery

The open secret of God, see

Which has been hid from ages past

But now revealed to us at last


To us God would make known what is

The riches of the glory, this

Glory of the mystery here

It does to Jews, Gentiles appear


It be Christ in us, the hope He

Of glory, and He known freely

By preaching, warning to each one

Showing salvation in the Son


Teaching in all wisdom each one

Till evangelism be done

That each one may presented be

Perfect in Christ Jesus wholly


So Paul and all who the gospel

Preach, teach, Christ unto others tell

Such labour on with God's strength, true

Works in them mightily, e'en you

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 21st, 2022 02:59
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in format. There is a part 3B, as I didn't know if you would want 12 verses all at once - and re. my 'lickle one' poem.
  • Category: Spiritual
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  • Neville

    Cor blimey .. or should I say Gordon Bennett or Gordon the Gopher .. is he any relation by chance 🙂

    • orchidee

      Thanks N. Do you know Ms G. Bennett or Ms G. Gopher?
      Ooh, I'm being fancy now - the next one will be Series 3B, subsection 4, part 2.4.9a, lines 1-15, optional lines 16-20. Summat like that! Or am I playing bingo here? lol.

      • orchidee

        Michael Edwards and I had word-fun, such as: 'Do you know Bill Stickers? Why they keep prosecuting him? What's he done!? lol. And his mate Bill Posters'. And sundry more cryptic names. These are a couple of the easy ones.

      • crypticbard

        If He isn't then it isn't His church but another's.... but I shall hold my tongue after having thus said.

        • orchidee

          Thanks CB.

        • Goldfinch60

          Good one Orchi.

          • orchidee

            Thanks Gold.

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