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Lyrics:Witness Lee
Music:Virgil C. Taylor

Hymns using same tune:

#243, #749


 1  Thy blueprint, Lord, I treasure dear,

    It shows Thy tabernacle real,

    It tells how Thou wouldst have it built,

    How Thou Thy glory wouldst reveal.


 2  The ark's the center of the tent,

    The tent is but its resting-place:

    In it the ten commandments are,

    And in the tent it ever stays.


 3  The ark the God-man, Christ, displays —

    God mixed with man, as gold, wood meet;

    The law is God's expression full,

    Which dwells in Christ the Son complete.


 4  Thus Christ's the center of the Church,

    Which is to Him a resting-place;

    In Christ the Father ever dwells,

    And in the Church, Christ's dwelling-place.


 5  The tent's the increase of the ark,

    Both are of wood with gold o'erlaid;

    The Church the increase is of Christ,

    God blent with man here too displayed.


 6  The boards when joined support the tent

    On silver sockets standing sure;

    Gold overlaid, with golden rings

    And interlocking bars, secure.


 7  The Church is thus the gathered saints,

    On Christ's redemption standing sure;

    In life divine, by Spirit bound,

    Together built and framed secure.


 8  The tent's four-layered cover shows

    The Christ of God in every phase;

    God's glory thus is signified,

    Covering His holy dwelling-place.


 9  Covered by such a glorious Christ,

    All saints together knit may be;

    Enjoying all He is for them,

    In Him they're builded gloriously.


 10  The law is placed within the ark,

    The ark within the tent doth rest;

    So God in Christ within the Church

    His wondrous glory manifests.