49. The Church's One Foundation

1 The Church's one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is his new creation, by water and the word:
from heaven he came and sought her to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her, and for her life he died.

2 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.

3 'Mid toil and tribulation, and tumult of her war,
she waits the consummation of peace forevermore,
till with the vision glorious her longing eyes are blest,
and the great Church victorious shall be the Church at rest.

4 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, on high may dwell with thee.

Text Information
First Line: The Church's one foundation
Title: The Church's One Foundation
Author: Samuel J. Stone, 1839-1900
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Topic: Praise to Christ
Tune Information
Name: AURELIA
Composer: Samuel S. Wesley, 1810-1876
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: C Major



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