78. The Church's One Foundation

1 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.

2 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.

3 'Mid toil and tribulation,
And tumult of her war,
She waits the consummation
Of peace forevermore;
Till with the vision glorious
Her longing eyes are blest,
And soon the Church victorious
Shall be the Church at rest.

4 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: The Church's one foundation
Title: The Church's One Foundation
Author: S. J. Stone (1866)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Means of Grace: The Christian Church; Processionals and Recessionals: General; Processionals and Recessionals: Trinity
Tune Information
Name: AURELIA
Composer: Samuel S. Wesley (1864)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D.
Key: E♭ Major



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