332. 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 heaven 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 every 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 every grace endued.

3 'Mid toil and tribulation,
and tumult of her war
she waits the consummation
of peace for evermore;
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 hath union
with God, the Three in one,
and mystic sweet communion
with those whose rest is won.
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we
like them, the meek and lowly,
on high may dwell with thee.

Text Information
First Line: The Church's one foundation
Title: The Church's One Foundation
Author: Samuel John Stone (1866)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Topic: Jesus Christ: Praise and Thanksgiving; ADORATION AND PRAISE; Body of Christ (36 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: AURELIA
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1864)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Key: D Major



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