Words: , 2006 (re­leased to the pub­lic dom­ain):

I wrote [this hymn] af­ter a ser­mon ser­ies on Hag­gai preached by my pas­tor, Scott Flem­ing at Rocky Springs [Pres­by­ter­ian Church] in Har­ris­ville [Penn­syl­van­ia]. Scott has a gift for mak­ing clear con­nect­ions be­tween the pro­phe­cy of the Old Test­a­ment and the ful­fill­ment of that pro­phe­cy in the New Test­a­ment—some­thing I hope is clear in the text of the hymn.

Music: Flandrensis, Joshua F. Drake, 2005 (re­leased to the pub­lic dom­ain).

As in the days of Haggai when
The Hebrews hewed from stone
Jehovah’s temple, built again
To serve their God alone,
So too our hearts can be remade,
From stone to flesh—the heav’nly blade
Carves out an earthly home.

The temple of Zerubabel,
Like that of Solomon
Sustained attack, gave way, and fell
To rise and fall again.
But when God’s Temple died and rose
He kept the promise giv’n to those
Who built the temple then.

God shook the earth and Gentiles then
Brought treasure to His store,
But heaven and earth will shake again
When our King comes once more.
Then all that can be shaken will
Be purged and dross removed until
He clears His threshing floor.