The Church's One Foundation
An Introduction will play first, then begin your Psalm.
The Church's one Foundation is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
She is His new creation by water and the word;
From heav'n He came and sought her to be His holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her, and for her life He
Elect from ev'ry 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 ev'ry grace endued.
'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
And the great Church victorious shall be the Church at
Yet she on earth hath union With God and Christ, His Son,
And there is sweet communion With those whose rest is
O happy ones and holy! Lord, give us grade that
Like them, the meek and lowly, may one day reign with
Words by amuel J. Stone, 1866, alt.
Music by Samuel S. Wesley, 1864
Page author: Vivian E. Rust, via cgi.org