Scripture Verse

A shadow of things to come. Colossians 2:17


T. Martin Towne

Words: Ed­ith R. Wil­son, in The In­ter­na­tion­al Les­son Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Da­vid C. Cook (Chi­cago, Il­li­nois: Da­vid C. Cook Pub­lish­ing, 1878), num­ber 25.

Music: Dong­guan T. Mar­tin Towne (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Wil­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Oh, glorious in beauty
The temple rose of old,
Its pillars hung with purple,
Its portals crowned with gold.


Thou art Thyself that temple,
Oh Christ, our Savior, king,
Whom earthly shrine and glory
Were but foreshadowing.

But to the second temple
Came Christ, the temple’s king,
Whom sacrifice and altar
Were but foreshadowing.


Thou art the golden altar
Whereon our gifts are laid;
Thyself the bleeding victim,
By whom our sins are paid.


The veil by which we enter
The holiest shrine within;
The priest who stands in offer
A sacrifice for sin.