1 The Church of God a kingdom is,
where Christ in pow'r doth reign;
where spirits yearn till, seen in bliss,
their Lord shall come again.
2 Glad companies of saints possess
this Church below, above;
and God’s perpetual calm doth bless
their paradise of love.
3 An altar stands within the shrine
whereon, once sacrificed,
is set, immaculate, divine,
the Lamb of God, the Christ.
4 There rich and poor, from countless lands,
praise God on mystic rood;
there nations reach forth holy hands
to take God’s holy food.
5 There pure life-giving streams o’erflow
the sower’s garden-ground;
and faith and hope fair blossoms show,
and fruits of love abound.
6 O King, O Christ, this endless grace
to all your people bring,
to see the vision of your face
in joy, O Christ, our King.
Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #635a
|First Line:||The church of God a kingdom is|
|Title:||The Church of God a Kingdom Is|
|Liturgical Use:||Communion Songs|