How beautiful the church must be
Where Watchful is the porter;
Whilst Prudence has the oversight
With Patience as exhorter.
Where Harmony conducts the praise
And Reverence the worship;
Whilst Loyalty accords to Christ
The undisputed Lordship.
Humility pervades the place
And Piety sweet smileth;
Whilst Purity her fragrance breathes
And Gentleness beguileth.
Simplicity adorns the walls
And Grace is captivating;
Benevolence is prominent
Whilst Zeal is operating.
Here Mercy wears her diadem
And Meekness conquers friction;
Whilst Trust exerts its influence,
Joy adds the benediction.—T. Baird
(1 Thess. 1. 2, 3, 7)