|Text:||Hark! the Church Proclaims her Honor|
|Tune:||LOBT DEN HERRN, DIE MORGENSONNE|
1 Hark, the Church proclaims her honor,
And her strength is only this:
God hath laid His choice upon her,
And the work she doth is His.
2 He His Church hath firmly founded,
He will guard what He began;
We, by sin and foes surrounded,
Build her bulwarks as we can.
3 Frail and fleeting are our powers,
Short our days, our foresight dim,
And we own the choice not ours,
We are chosen first by Him.
4 Onward, then! For naught despairing,
Calm we follow at His word,
Thus through joy and sorrow bearing
Faithful witness to our Lord.
5 Tho’ we here must strive in weakness,
Though in tears we often bend,
What His might began in meekness
Shall achieve a glorious end.
|First Line:||Hark! the Church proclaims her honor|
|Title:||Hark! the Church Proclaims her Honor|
|German Title:||Das ist der Gemeine Stärke|
|Author:||Catherine Winkworth (1853)|
|Author:||Samuel Preiswerk (1844)|
|Topic:||The Church: Communion of Saints|
|Name:||LOBT DEN HERRN, DIE MORGENSONNE|
|Source:||"Evangelisches Choralbuch," Halle, 1829|