727. The Living Church

1 Oh, where are kings and empires now,
Of old that went and came?
But, Lord, Thy Church is living yet,
Thro' ages still 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!
They change with changing words of men;
She rests upon Thy word.

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

Text Information
First Line: Oh, where are the kings and empires now
Title: The Living Church
Author: A. C. Coxe
Language: English
Publication Date: 1908
Topic: Christ: Christ's Church
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: W. Croft
Meter: C. M.
Key: B♭ Major

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