Hymns, #833

The Church - Her Foundation

Eng/Kor:833  Chin:-  Span:-  Rus:-  Tag:-  Fra:-  Por:-

Lyrics:Samuel J. Stone
Music:Samuel S. Wesley

Hymns using same tune:

#824, #867, #1229


The Church's one foundation

Is Jesus Christ her Lord;

She is His new creation

By water and the Word:

From heav'n He came and sought her

To be His holy Bride;

With His own blood He bought her,

And for her life He died.


Elect from every nation,

Yet one o'er all the earth,

Her charter of salvation,

One Lord, one faith, one birth;

One holy Name she blesses,

Partakes one holy food,

And to one hope she presses,

With every grace endued.


'Mid toil and tribulation,

And tumult of her war,

She waits the consummation

Of peace for evermore;

Till, with the vision glorious,

Her longing eyes are blest,

And the great Church victorious

Shall be the Church at rest.


Yet she on earth hath union

With God the Three in One,

And mystic sweet communion

With those whose rest is won:

O happy ones and holy!

Lord, give us grace that we,

Like them, the meek and lowly,

In love may dwell with Thee.

Hymn #833