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Lyrics:Samuel J. Stone
Music:Samuel S. Wesley

Hymns using same tune:

#824, #867, #1229


 1  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 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,

       In love may dwell with Thee.