Be it resolved that the hymn, “Holiness unto the Lord” by Lelia N. Morris (as found on page 503 of Sing to the Lord) be declared to be the official anthem of the Church of the Nazarene.
FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
1. “Holiness unto the Lord” has already been acknowledged, elsewhere, as the “unofficial” anthem of the church.
2. The message of the hymn expresses clearly the identity of the Church of the Nazarene as a Wesleyan-holiness denomination.
3. The hymn is widely and consistently (if not always) sung during the ordination services at our various district assemblies.
4. Such a resolution does not require the use of the hymn in any particular setting, but simply reaffirms our holiness identity.