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487. Built on the Rock

1 Built on the Rock the Church doth stand,
Even when steeples are falling;
Crumbled have spires in ev'ry land,
Bells still are chiming and calling,
Calling the young and old to rest,
But above all the soul distressed,
Longing for rest everlasting.

2 Surely in temples made with hands,
God, the Most High, is not dwelling;
High above earth His temple stands,
All earthly temples excelling.
Yet He whom heav'ns cannot contain
Chose to abide on earth with men,
Built in our bodies His temple.

3 Now we may gather with our King
E'en in the lowliest dwelling;
Praises to Him we there may bring,
His wondrous mercy forth telling.
Jesus His grace to us accords;
Spirit and life are all His words;
His truth doth hallow the temple.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Built on the Rock the Church doth stand
Title: Built on the Rock
Original Language: Danish
Author: Nicolai F. S. Grundtvig, 1783-1872
Translator: Carl Döving, 1867-1937
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Scripture:
Topic: Church; Faithfulness; Rest (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: KIRKEN DEN ER ET
Composer: Ludvig M. Lindeman, 1812-1887
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.8
Key: E♭ Major



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