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Posted:  24 Jan 2007 23:13
I cannot remember all the words but it is an old song. Let the church be the cchurch let the people rejoice.
Posted:  25 Jan 2007 01:39
The Church Triumphant

Let the Church be the Church, Let the People rejoice.
Oh, we’ve settled the question,
We’ve made our choice.
Let the anthems ring out, Songs of victory swell
For the Church triumphant is alive and well.

This ship’s been thru battles before
Storms and tempests and rocks on the shore.
Tho’ the hull may be battered,
Inside it’s safe & dry
It will carry its cargo to the port in the sky.

Let the Church be the Church, Let the People rejoice.
Oh, we’ve settled the question,
We’ve made our choice.
Let the anthems ring out, Songs of victory swell
For the Church triumphant is alive and well.
Is alive, is alive, is alive.For the Church triumphant is alive and well.
Posted:  13 Jul 2011 22:32
Posted:  06 Feb 2012 11:07
There is a lot more to this song.  On the album "He Touched Me', Gloria Gaither spoke several lines of lyrics.  It is beautiful.  To me it is the best version of this song.
Posted:  08 Feb 2013 04:56
PTL this is the first time I sit down and listen to this song,
I said I have to fine the words it's beautiful, just wonderful
Posted:  13 Feb 2013 03:38
God has a people! I love that part!!
Posted:  13 Feb 2013 04:44
Thank you fellow detective for pointing this out:
Gloria Gaither's inspirational discourse transcribed from

God has always had a people.
Many foolish conqueror has made the mistake
of thinking that because he'd driven the Church of Jesus Christ out of sight,
that he had stilled it's voice and snuffed out it's life 
but God has always had a people
The powerful current of a river is not diminished
because it is forced to flow underground.
The purest water is the stream that bursts crystal clear into the sunlight
after it has forced its way through solid rock.
There are charlatans, who like Simon the magician
sought to barter on the open market this power which cannot be bought or sold
but God has always had a people;
men who could not be bought and women who were beyond purchase
God has always had a people.
There have been times of affluence and prosperity
where the Church’s message has been nearly diluted into oblivion
by those who sought to make it socially attractive re-organized and financially profitable.
It’s been gold plated, draped in purple and encrusted in jewels.   
It’s been misrepresented, ridiculed, lauded and scorned.
These followers of Jesus Christ have been according to the whim of the times
elevated as sacred leaders and martyred as heretics.
Yet through it all there marches on this powerful army
God’s chosen people who can not be bought, flattered, murdered or stilled
On through the ages they march. This church, God’s church Alive and well
Posted:  09 Mar 2013 01:29
who wrote the hymn The Church Triumphant
Posted:  22 Mar 2013 16:39
Bill and Gloria Gaither
Posted:  01 Nov 2013 18:33
Wait, what was the words Gloria they said, "Lonely missionary, sow the seed with confidence.!'

Where do I find those words?  I was a missionary in Africa and heard them singing that song and it ministered to me in a great way.

If you know it, please send it to my email address:

Rodney White
Posted:  29 Dec 2013 21:15
This is the part that includes
"Lonely missionary, sow the seed with confidence."

Now listen child of God. It’s alive!
Discouraged pastor it’s His Church and it’s alive!
Lonely Missionary sow your seeds with confidence!
It’s alive my broken hearted friend!
Old saint you’re not alone and forgotten, the Church is alive!
Busy mother cast your cares on Jesus!
It’s alive young student. You’re not alone in serving the Lord!
Faithful father there’s rest in the Lord! The Church is alive!
Cynical skeptic you haven’t killed God with your noisy unbelief.
He’s Alive!
So family of God raise your hands and praise the Lord.
For the Church, God’s Church Triumphant is Alive and Well!
Posted:  11 Jan 2015 19:41
Love,Love those lyrics they stir my soul. Thanks so much for sharing!
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