"Come to Him then, to that Living Stone
which men tried and threw away, but which is
chosen and precious in God's sight.
Come and, like living stones, be yourselves
built into a spiritual house, for a holy priesthood,
to offer up those spiritual sacrifices that are
acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ.
For thus it stands in Scripture: Behold I am laying in Zion
a chosen chief Cornerstone, and he who believes in Him,
who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him shall
never be disappointed or put to shame."
1 Peter 2:4-6
Rejected of men for being too good
we crucified You on a cross of wood
But Your Father had other plans for You
for the temple was to be built anew.
A building not made of rock or of stone
but one made up of Christians alone
Built of people saved by the grace of God
the Cornerstone is Jesus Christ the Lord.
A great temple not built by human skill
but made up of those who follow God's will
The living temple of Your body Lord
and its builder and its maker is God.
To build it the old temple had to go
through death so that You could raise it up so.
This is marvelous in our sight O Lord
One in Christ we are the temple of God.
We Are The Temple Of The Living God
A poem by Roy Allen