The Foundation Has Settled

The foundation has settled;
Now let it grow.
We’ve been safe inside our building,
But outside we must go.
Inside, we’re warm and loving,
But outside our love must show.
The foundation has settled.
Let us grow.

About This Song:
Sometime during the early 1980s, the First Baptist Church of Easton (Maryland) celebrated its 25th anniversary. As part of the preparation for the celebration, members submitted theme ideas. “The foundation has settled; now let us grow” won. I took the liberty of writing this song from the winning  theme.

New churches are apt to be vibrant. The members are excited.

But as they settle into a routine, the excitement often diminishes.

So this song–and the theme it’s based on–is a reminder that Christians can’t afford to sit on their laurels. The world outside the church is lost and needs their loving outreach.


Links you might be interested in:

I’ll be back again next Wednesday.

Best regards,

About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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