O Church of Christ

O church of Christ, our blest abode

Author: Hezekiah Butterworth
Tune: [O Church of Christ, our blest abode]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O Church of Christ, our blest abode,
Celestial grace is thine;
Thou art the dwelling place of God,
The gate of joys divine.

Where’er for me the sun may set,
Wherever I may dwell,
My heart shall never more forget
Thy courts, Immanuel.

2 O Church of Christ, O Church of Christ,
I came to thee for rest,
And found it more than earthly peace,
To be Immanuel’s guest. [Refrain]

3 Whene’er I come to thee in joy,
Whene’er I come in tears,
Still at the gate called Beautiful,
My risen Lord appears. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10153

Author: Hezekiah Butterworth

Butterworth, Hezekiah, was born at Warren, Rhode Island, Dec. 22, 1839. He wrote The Story of the Hymns, American Tract Society, 1875. He is the author of "0 Church of Christ, our blest abode" (The Church) in Root's cantata, Under the Palms, and of "Jesus, I Thee believe" (Jesus All in All) in the cantata Faith Triumphant. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O church of Christ, our blest abode
Title: O Church of Christ
Author: Hezekiah Butterworth
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Wherever for me the sun may set
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10153
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #10153

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us