See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Songwriter Rebecca Peck used this as the theme of a song the Kingdom Heirs recorded in 2013:
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Ralph Hudson’s late-1800s hymn “A Glorious Church” was a standard in many denominations for a century. It seems to have been done less frequently over the last two or three decades. But it’s such an engaging song that it hopefully does not fall into oblivion. It seems professionally recorded versions are rare and often instrumentals, so here’s a church choir’s rendition:
There Was A Time (Ephesians 5:8) (1987)
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