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Built on the Rock the Church doth stand




Built on the Rock
the Church doth stand,
Even when steeples are falling;
Crumbled have spires in every land,
Bells still are chiming and calling,
Calling the young and old to rest,
But above all the soul distrest,
Longing for rest everlasting.


Surely in temples
made with hands,
God, the Most High, is not dwelling;
High above earth His temple stands,
All earthly temples excelling.
Yet He whom heavens cannot contain
Chose to abide on earth with men,
Built in our bodies His temple.


We are God's house
of living stones,
Builded for His habitation;
He through baptismal grace us owns
Heirs of His wondrous salvation.
Were we but two His name to tell,
Yet He would deign with us to dwell,
With all His grace and His favor.


Now we may gather
with our King
E'en in the lowliest dwelling;
Praises to Him we there may bring,
His wondrous mercy forthtelling.
Jesus His grace to us accords;
Spirit and life are all His words;
His truth doth hallow the temple.


Still we our earthly temples rear
That we may herald His praises;
They are the homes
where He draws near
And little children embraces.
Beautiful things in them are said;
God there with us
His covenant made,
Making us heirs of His kingdom.


Here stands the font
before our eyes
Telling how God did receive us;
The altar recalls Christ's sacrifice
And what His table doth give us;
Here sounds the Word
that doth proclaim
Christ yesterday, today, the same,
Yea, and for aye our Redeemer.


Grant then, O God,
where'er men roam,
That, when the church-bells
are ringing,
Many in saving faith may come
Where Christ His message
is bringing:
I know Mine own,
Mine own know Me;
Ye, not the world,
My face shall see.
My peace I leave with you. Amen.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1837,1909,1958
      Bible Refs: Mt 7:24-25; Eph 2:19-22;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1996# 211
      MUSIC
      Name: KIRKEN DEN ER ET GAMMELT HUS
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1871
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 211 No key

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