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The Church’s One Foundation

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The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
she is his new creation by water and the Word:
from heav’n he came and sought her to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her, and for her life he died.

Elect from ev’ry nation yet one o’er all the earth;
her charter of salvation one Lord, one faith, one birth;
one holy name she blesses, partakes one holy food,
and to one hope she presses, with ev’ry grace endued.

‘Mid toil and tribultion and tumult of her war,
she waits the consummation of peace forever more;
till with the vision glorious her longing eyes are blest,
and the great church victorious shall be the church at rest.

Yet she on earth hath union with God, the Three-in-One,
and mystic sweet communion with those whose rest is won;
O happy ones and holy, Lord give us grace that we,
like them, the meek and lowly, on high may dwell with thee.

Words: Samuel J. Stone, 1866
Music: Samuel S. Wesley, 1864
Other Info: hymn details, sheet music and mp3

Sung at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 9

Written by Matthew

November 15, 2008 at 11:23 pm