A city full of churches; Great preachers, lettered men!
Grand music, choirs and organs; if these all fail, what then?
Good workers, eager, earnest; who labor hour by hour,
But where, oh where, my brother; Is God’s almighty power?
It is the Holy Spirit, that quickeneth the soul;
God will not take man-worship, nor bow to man’s control.
No human innovation, no skill, or worldly art,
Can give a true repentance, or break the sinners’ heart.
We may have human wisdom; grand singing, great success.
There may be fine equipment, but these things do not bless
God wants a pure vessel, anointed lips and true,
A man filled with the Spirit, to speak His message through.
– Author Unknown