1 One holy Church of God appears
Through every age and race,
Unwasted by the lapse of years,
Unchanged by changing place.
2 From oldest time, on farthest shores,
Beneath the pine or palm,
One Unseen Presence she adores,
With silence or with psalm.
3 Her priests are all God's faithful sons,
To serve the world raised up;
The pure in heart her baptized ones;
Love, her communion cup.
4 The truth is her prophetic gift,
The soul her sacred page;
And feet on mercy’s errands swift
Do make her pilgrimage.
5 O living Church, thine errand speed;
Fulfill thy task sublime;
With bread of life earth’s hungers feed;
Redeem the evil time!
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|The Cyber Hymnal #5232||One Holy Church of God Appears||One holy Church of God appears||ST. JAMES||Samuel Longfellow||CM||<cite>Hymns of the Spirit</cite>, 1864|