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THE CHURCH AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION


The Church's One Foundation 176
(AURELIA. 7,6,7,6,D.)
Samuel J. Stone,1866 Samuel S. Wesley,1864
 
  1. 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.
  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 for evermore;
    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. Amen.

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