We have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.@2 Corinthians 5:1

John S. Brown, 1900. Appeared in The Soul Winner’s Hallelujah Songs, by David G. Bacon (Indianapolis, Indiana: Brown Brothers, 1904), number 18.

Arranged by Avanelle Dyer (🔊 pdf nwc).

Christ went a building to prepare,
Not made with hands,
And ’twill be decked with jewels rare,
Not made with hands.

Refrain

I know, I know,
I have another building;
I know, I know,
’Tis not made with hands.

Put on the armor of our God,
Not made with hands,
And take the path our captain trod,
Not made with hands.

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Keep fighting sin, that awful foe,
Not made with hands,
Until you hear the trumpet blow,
Not made with hands.

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Then come up, children, get your crown,
Not made with hands,
When you have laid your armor down,
Not made with hands.

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That city’s built with precious stone,
Not made with hands,
Within we’ll gather ’round the throne,
Not made with hands.

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