84. Hark! The Church Proclaims Her Honor

1 Hark! the Church proclaims her honor,
And her strength is this alone:
God hath laid His choice upon her
And her work will not disown,
And her work will not disown.

2 He His Church has firmly founded,
He will guard what He began;
We, by sin and foes surrounded,
Build her bulwarks as we can,
Build her bulwarks as we can.

3 Onward, then, for naught despairing,
Calm we follow at His Word,
Thus thro' joy and sorrow bearing
Faithful witness to our Lord,
Faithful witness to our Lord.

4 Though we here must strive with weakness,
Though in tears we often bend,
What His might began in meekness
Shall achieve a glorious end,
Shall achieve a glorious end.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Hark! the Church proclaims her honor
Title: Hark! The Church Proclaims Her Honor
Original Language: German
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1844)
Author: S. Preiswerk (1844)
Meter: 8 7 8 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Means of Grace: The Christian Church; Processionals and Recessionals: General; Processionals and Recessionals: Trinity
Tune Information
Name: BOST
Composer: Paul Ami Bost, 1790-1874
Meter: 8 7 8 7
Key: F Major



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