HYMN 769

C.M.S 529 H.C 397 7s 6s (FE 803)
"Christ is the head of the Church"
 - Eph.5:23 
Tune: Stand up stand up for Jesus

1.  THE Church’s one foundation 

     ls 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 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.  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.

4.  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.

5.  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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