|Text:||Hark! The Church Proclaims Her Honor|
|Composer:||Paul Ami Bost, 1790-1874|
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.
|First Line:||Hark! the Church proclaims her honor|
|Title:||Hark! The Church Proclaims Her Honor|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth (1844)|
|Author:||S. Preiswerk (1844)|
|Meter:||8 7 8 7|
|Topic:||The Means of Grace: The Christian Church; Processionals and Recessionals: General; Processionals and Recessionals: Trinity|