606. The Church's One Foundation

1 The Church's one foundation
Is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
She is his new creation
By water and the Word.
From heav'n he came and sought her
To be his holy bride;
With his own blood he bought her,
And for her life he died.

2 Elect from ev'ry nation,
Yet one o'er all the earth;
Her charter of salvation:
One Lord, one faith, one birth.
One holy name she blesses,
Partakes one holy food,
And to one hope she presses
With ev'ry grace endued.

3 Through toil and tribulation
And tumult of her war
She waits the consummation
Of peace forevermore
Till with the vision glorious
Her longing eyes are blessed,
And the great Church victorious
Shall be the Church at rest.

4 Yet she on earth has union
With God, the Three in One,
And mystic sweet communion
With those whose rest is won.
O blessed heav'nly chorus!
Lord, save us by your grace
That we, like saints before us,
May see you face to face.

Text Information
First Line: The Church's one foundation
Title: The Church's One Foundation
Author: Samuel J. Stone, 1839-1900 (alt.)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Dedication of a Church; Funeral: Sacraments; Anniversaries (17 more...)
Tune Information
Name: AURELIA
Composer: Samuel S. Wesley, 1810-1876
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Key: E♭ Major



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