My Church! My Church!

My Church, my Church, my dear old Church

Author: G. C. S. Book
Tune: ATHENS
Published in 48 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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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
Title: My Church! My Church!
Author: G. C. S. Book
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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American Lutheran Hymnal #87

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Augsburg Songs No. 2: for Sunday schools and other services #86

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d198

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #286

Christian Youth Hymnal #155

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Concordia: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs #209

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Crowning Day No. 2 #164

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #d24

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #483

Gems from Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other Services #d97

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Hymnal and Order of Service: for churches and Sunday-schools #189

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Hymnal for Church and Home #331

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Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #331

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Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Missions #85

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Hymnal: for churches and Sunday-schools of the Augustana Synod #189

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Hymns and Songs for the Sunday School #151

Hymns for Church Schools #d92

Lutheran Sunday School Hymnal. 9th ed. #d128

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Lutherförbundets Sångbok #E39

Psalterlust fuer die Christliche Jugend #d167

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Sacred Songs: for use in inner mission work and church societies #72

School Carols #d186

Select Songs for School and Home #d92

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Songs of Beulah : A New Collection of Music for Sunday Schools, Families and Devotional Meetings #19

Songs of Praise #d194

Songs of Praise for Sunday Schools, Church Societies and the Home #d199

Sunday School Hymnal #d265

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Sunday-School Book: with music: for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran congregations (Rev. and Enl.) #186a

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

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The Church and Sunday-School Hymnal #154

The Concordia Hymnal. Rev. #d221

The Concordia Hymnal: a Hymnal for Church, School and Home. Rev. 1st word ed. #d219

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #276

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #276

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d340

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The Junior Hymnal, Containing Sunday School and Luther League Liturgy and Hymns for the Sunday School #179

The Luther League Hymn Book #d100

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

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Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #219

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