The Church’s One Foundation

©1996 Parson John Publishing (ASCAP). Words: Samuel Stone. Music: Brian Moss.

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The church’s one foundation

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Is Jesus Christ her Lord,

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She is His new creation

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By water and the Word.

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From heaven He came and sought her

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To be His holy bride;

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With His own blood He bought her,

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And for her life He died.

2. Elect from every nation,

Yet one over 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. 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,

And false sons in her pale

Against a foe or traitor,

She ever shall prevail

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.