L'Église universelle

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1 L’église universelle
a pour roc Jésus-Christ;
Elle est l’oeuvre nouvelle
que sa parole fit,
Habitant le ciel même,
Il vint se l’attacher,
Et, par un don suprême,
mourut pour la sauver!

2 L’église en sa prière
unit à leur Sauveur
Les peuples de la terre
soumis au seul Seigneur.
C’est Son Nom qu’elle acclame,
Son pain, qui la nourrit;
Elle verse à toute âme
l’espoir qui la guérit.

3 Honnie et méconnue,
menant de durs combats,
Elle attend la venue
de la paix ici-bas.
Contemplant par avance
La fin de son tourment,
La grande délivrance,
le repos permanent.

4 Aujourd’hui, sur la terre,
elle est unie à Dieu,
Et, par un saint mystère,
aux élus du saint lieu.
Rends-nous, comme eux, fidèles,
Et reçois-nous, Seigneur,
Dans la vie éternelle,
dans l’éternel bonheur!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13955

Author: Samuel J. Stones (1839-1900)

Stone, Samuel John, a clergyman of the Church of England, the son of Rev. William Stone, was born at Whitmore, Staffordshire, April 25, 1839. He was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he was graduated B.A. in 1862. Later he took orders and served various Churches. He succeeded his father at St. Paul's, Haggerstown, in 1874. He was the author of many original hymns and translations, which were collected and published in 1886. His hymns are hopeful in spirit and skillfully constructed. He published several poetic volumes. He died November 19, 1900 --Hymn Writers of the Church, 1915 (Charles Nutter)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: L'Eglise universelle Fondée en Jésus Christ
Title: L'Église universelle
English Title: The church has one foundation
Author: Samuel J. Stones (1839-1900)
Language: French
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: © tr. Laus Deo, éd. 1956

Tune

AURELIA

Composed by Samuel S. Wesley (PHH 206), AURELIA (meaning "golden") was published as a setting for “Jerusalem the Golden” in Selection of Psalms and Hymns, which was compiled by Charles Kemble and Wesley in 1864. Though opinions vary concerning the tune's merits (Henry J. Gauntlett once condemned…

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