The kingdom of God is within you.@Luke 17:21

Kent E. Schneider, 1967 (🔊 pdf nwc).

There’s a church within us, O Lord,
There’s a church within us, O Lord.
Not a building, but a soul,
Not a portion but a whole—
There’s a church within us, O Lord.

There’s potential within us, O Lord;
Something’s stirring within us, O Lord.
Something’s straining to have birth,
To be visible on earth—
There’s potential within us, O Lord.

There’s a fire within us, O Lord;
A new life’s a-burnin’, O Lord.
A fire for new life,
Combating present strife—
There’s a fire within us, O Lord.

There’s some building to be done, O Lord,
There’s some building to be done, O Lord.
Not with steel, not with stone,
But with lives which are our own—
There’s the church to be built, O Lord.

There’s the church within us, O Lord,
There’s the church within us, O Lord.
Not a building, but one soul,
Not a portion, but one whole—
We are your church in the world.