Lively stones

(Script.) saints, as being quickened by the Spirit, and active in holiness.

See also: Lively

References in classic literature ?
And thus, O circular philosopher, I hear some reader exclaim, you have arrived at a fine Pyrrhonism, at an equivalence and indifferency of all actions, and would fain teach us that if we are true, forsooth, our crimes may be lively stones out of which we shall construct the temple of the true God!
YE also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, to offer up spiritual scarifies acceptable to God by Christ Jesus.