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Church Of The Living God

Church of the Living God, Pillar and ground of truth

Author: A. J. Mason
Tune: STATE STREET
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 Church of the Living God,
Pillar and ground of truth,
Keep the old paths the fathers trod
In thy illumined youth.

2 Once to the saints was given
All blessed gospel lore;
There, written down in words from heaven,
Thou hast it evermore.

3 Fear not, though doubts abound,
And scoffing tongues deride;
Love of God’s Word finds surer ground
When to the utmost tried.

4 God’s Spirit in the Church,
Still lives unspent, untired,
Inspiring hearts that fain would search
The truths Himself inspired.

5 Move, Holy Ghost, with might
Amongst us as of old;
Dispel the falsehood, and unite
In true faith and true fold.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home #327

Author: A. J. Mason

Mason, Arthur James, M.A., was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A., in honours, 1872. He became a Fellow of his college in 1873, and Assistant Tutor in 1874. Ordained in 1874, he has since held some important appointments, and is now (1891), Hon. Canon and Canon Missioner of Truro, and Vicar of All Hallows, Barking, City of London, 1884, &c. To the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, he contributed a translation of the Danish hymn: "0 Jesu! søde Jesu, dig" ("0 Jesu, Blessed Lord, to Thee"), Holy Communion, and the following original hymns:— 1. Church of the living God. The Holy Catholic Church. 2. Hail, Body true, of Mary born, and in the manger laid. Holy Communion. 3. Look down upon us, God of grac… Go to person page >

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First Line: Church of the Living God, Pillar and ground of truth
Title: Church Of The Living God
Author: A. J. Mason
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #860
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