The Church's One Foundation

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The Gchurch's Am7one GfounC/DdaCtion G/Bis CJesus DChrist her GLord

Am7She G/Bis His new creC4ation

DBy EmwaD/F#ter Gand Emthe D/F#Word

D/F#From Gheav'n Am7He G/Bcame C2and C2sought G/Bher

Bm/ETo Bm7be /AHis Gho/G#ly Am7bride;

D/F#With GHis own Am7blood GHe C6bought her

And Amfor her Dlife He Gdied.


She is 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.


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 forevermore;
'Til, with the vision glorious, her longing eyes are blest,
And the great Church victorious shall be the Church at rest.


Words by Samuel J. Stone, 1866. Music: Aurelia, by Samuel S. Wesley, 1864. Traditional key Eb.
Public domain. CCLI song# 55377