The faithful men of every land. Cecil F. Alexander, ne'e Humphreys. [Holy Catholic Church.] First published in her Hymns for Little Children, 1848, No. 16, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed with the words from the Apostles' Creed, “The Holy Catholic Church." In many instances where the hymn is in common use the following stanzas are omitted (iv., v.):—
”All members of one body vast
With Jesus for their Head,
And Sacraments whereby their souls
Are born again and fed; "
And Bishops good to order them,
And Priests to train and teach,—
This is the Holy Church, wherein
We have our places each."
The hymn in full or in part is in several collections.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)