It as He Who gave some to be Apostles ,
Some to be Prophets, some to be Evangelists,
And some to be Pastors and Teachers.
To Prepare God's people for Works of Service,
SO THAT THE BODY OF CHRIST MAY BE BUILT UP,
UNTIL WE ALL REACH UNITY IN THE FAITH
AND IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE SON OF GOD
AND BECOME MATURE,
ATTAINING TO THE WHOLE MEASURE
OF THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST.
Then we will no longer be Infants,
Tossed back and forth by the waves,
And blown here and there by every Wind of Teaching
AND BY THE CUNNING AND CRAFTINESS OF MEN
IN THEIR DECEITFUL SCHEMING.
Instead, speaking the Truth in Love,
We will in All Things
GROW UP INTO HIM WHO IS THE HEAD,
THAT IS CHRIST.
From Him the Whole Body,
Joined and held together
By every supporting ligament,
GROWS AND BUILDS ITSELF UP IN LOVE
As each part does its Work.