1 Hark! The Church proclaims her honor,
And her strength is only this:
God has laid his choice upon her,
And the work she does is his.
2 He his Church has firmly founded;
He will guard what he began.
We, by sin and foes surrounded,
Build her walls as best we can.
3 Frail and fleeting are our powers,
Short our days, our foresight dim.
We confess a choice not ours:
We were chosen first by him.
4 Though we here must strive in weakness,
Though in tears we often bend,
What his might began in meekness
Shall achieve a glorious end.
5 Onward, then, without despairing!
Calm we follow at his Word,
Thus through joy and sorrow bearing
Faithful witness to our Lord.
|First Line:||Hark! The Church proclaims her honor|
|Title:||Hark! The Church Proclaims Her Honor|
|Author:||Samuel Preiswerk, 1779-1871|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78|
|Composer:||Christian F. Witt, 1660-1716|
|Notes:||Alternate setting: 463|
|An Advent Suite||Gift of Heaven (Seasonal Meditations for Organ)||COLLECTED WORKS OF JOHN CARTER, THE||O MY SOUL, BLESS GOD THE FATHER (Baptist Hymnal 1991 - 21)|
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