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My Church, my Church, my dear old Church

My Church, my Church, my dear old Church

Author: G. C. S. Book
Tune: ATHENS
Published in 47 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 My Church! my Church! my dear old Church!
My fathers’ and my own!
On prophets, and apostles built,
And Christ the cornerstone!
All else beside, by storm or tide,
May yet be overthrown;
But not my Church, my dear old Church,
My fathers’ and my own!

2 My Church! my Church! my dear old Church!
I love her ancient name;
And God forbid, a child of hers
Should ever do her shame!
Her mother-care I'll ever share;
Her child I am alone,
Till He who gave me to her arms
Shall call me to His own.

3 My Church! my Church! I love my Church,
For she doth lead me on
To Zion’s palace beautiful,
Where Christ my Lord hath gone.
From all below she bids me go
To Him, the Life, the Way,
The Truth to guide my erring feet
From darkness into day.

4 Then here, my Church! my dear old Church!
Thy child would add a vow,
To that whose token once was signed
Upon his infant brow:--
Assault who may, kiss and betray,
Dishonor and disown,
My Church shall yet be dear to me,
My fathers' and my own!

Amen.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #276

Author: G. C. S. Book

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Text Information

First Line: My Church, my Church, my dear old Church
Author: G. C. S. Book

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 47 of 47)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
American Lutheran Hymnal #87TextPage Scan
Augsburg Songs No. 2: for Sunday schools and other services #86Page Scan
Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d198
Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #286TextPage Scan
Christian Youth Hymnal #155
Concordia: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs #209TextPage Scan
Crowning Day No. 2 #164TextAudioPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #d24
Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #483TextPage Scan
Gems from Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other Services #d97
Hymnal and Order of Service: for churches and Sunday-schools #189TextPage Scan
Hymnal for Church and Home #331TextPage Scan
Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Missions #85Page Scan
Hymnal: for churches and Sunday-schools of the Augustana Synod #189Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for the Sunday School #151Page Scan
Hymns for Church Schools #d92
Lutheran Sunday School Hymnal. 9th ed. #d128
Lutherfoerbundets Saangbok, anbefalld till bruk inom Augustana-Synodens Ungdomsfoereningar och Lutherfoerbund #d198
Psalterlust fuer die Christliche Jugend #d167
Sacred Songs: for use in inner mission work and church societies #72Page Scan
School Carols #d186
Select Songs for School and Home #d92
Songs of Beulah : A New Collection of Music for Sunday Schools, Families and Devotional Meetings #19Page Scan
Songs of Praise #d194
Songs of Praise for Sunday Schools, Church Societies and the Home #d199
Sunday School Book for ... Evangelical Lutheran Congregations, by Authority of the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America #d131
Sunday School Hymnal #d265
Sunday-School Book: with music: for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran congregations (Rev. and Enl.) #186aPage Scan
Sunday-School Book: with music: for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran congregations (Rev. and Enl.) #186bPage Scan
The Annex: Evangelical Hymns Translated and Original. 2nd ed. #d55
The Chapel Hymnal #d52
The Chautauqua Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns for Gatherings ... and Young Peoples Organizations #d48
The Church and Sunday-School Hymnal #154Page Scan
The Concordia Hymnal. Rev. #d221
The Concordia Hymnal: a Hymnal for Church, School and Home. Rev. 1st word ed. #d219
The Hymnal and Order of Service #276TextPage Scan
The Hymnal and Order of Service #276Text
The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d340
The Junior Hymnal, Containing Sunday School and Luther League Liturgy and Hymns for the Sunday School #179Page Scan
The Luther League Hymn Book #d100
The Lutheran Hymnary Junior ... of the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Synod, the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the United Norwegian Lutheran Church of America #d181
The Parish School Hymnal #d199
The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d486
The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d233
The Sunday School Hymnal: a Collection of Music for Sunday and Week-day Schools #d129
Unser Liederbuch, die schoensten Lieder fuer Schule, Sonntagsschule und Familie #d256
Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #219TextPage Scan



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