Oh Lord, we praise you for your church,
And praise you for our spiritual birth.
We thank you for your love and care,
And that you hear and answer prayer.
We thank you for your Holy Book,
And that we’re privileged to look
Into the secrets of your throne,
That hitherto has not been known.
Open wide the sleeping eyes,
And let your slumbering church arise,
So that your praises will be sung,
By every nation, race and tongue.
Mildred Eslick Garner
April 1, 1992