288. Oh, where are kings and empires now

1 Oh, where are kings and empires now,
Of old that went and came?
But, Lord, Thy Church is praying yet,
A thousand years the same.

2 We mark her goodly battlements,
And her foundations strong;
We hear within the solemn voice
Of her unending song.

3 For not like kingdoms of the world
Thy holy Church, O God!
Though earthquake shocks are threatening her,
And tempests are abroad;

4 Unshaken as eternal hills,
Immovable she stands,
A mountain that shall fill the earth,
A house not made by hands.


Text Information
First Line: Oh, where are kings and empires now
Author: Arthur C. Coxe (1839)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1899
Topic: Church: Beauty and Glory of; Church: Foundation of; Church: Security of
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANN'S
Composer: William Croft
Meter: C. M. D.

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