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The Church's one foundation Is Jesus




The Church's one foundation
Is Jesus Christ our 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.


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.


The Church shall never perish!
Her dear Lord, to defend,
To guide, sustain, and cherish,
Is with her to the end.
Though there be those that hate her,
False sons within her pale,
Against both foe and traitor
She ever shall prevail.


Though with a scornful wonder
Men see her sore oppressed,
By schisms rent asunder,
By heresies distressed;
Yet saints their watch are keeping,
Their cry goes up: How long?
And soon the night of weeping
Shall be the morn of song.


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 one.
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we,
Like them, the meek and lowly,
On high may dwell with Thee.


O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we
Like them, the meek and lowly,
On high may dwell with Thee:
There, past the border mountains,
Where in sweet vales the Bride
With Thee by living fountains
Forever shall abide!


---Alternative verses---


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.


She is from every nation,
Yet one oer 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.

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1866
      Bible Refs: 1 Co 3:11; Eph 2:20; Eph 4:5; Eph 5:23; 1 Pe 2:6; Rev 6:10;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1992# 352
      1965# 425
      1977# 385
      1962# 263
      1956# 380
      1981# 449
      1994# 688
      1919# 424
      1960# 430
      2000# 528
      1920# 450
      1998# 525
      2000# 585
      2000# 640
      1996# 486
      1904# 367
      1983# 170
      1950# 255
      1922# 215
      1983# 515
      1988# 501
      # 277
      1964# 513
      2000# 636
      1996# 473
      # 217
      1954# 701
      1955# 129
      1925# 292
      1990# 442
      # 228
      1999# 581
      1991# 525
      1925# 132
      1931# 249
      # 436
      1908# 624
      1938# 563
      1906# 489
      1971# 146
      1916# 464
      1940# 396
      1982# 525
      1986# 484
      1999# 457
      1961# 270
      1989# 545
      1885# 117
      MUSIC
      Name: AURELIA
      Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1864
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        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 7 6 D

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