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.

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.

‘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.

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.

On this Lord’s day we His church honor Him who alone is worthy!

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10 Comments(+Add)

1   DT
September 9th, 2007 at 2:35 pm


Thought you might like this.

2   DT
September 9th, 2007 at 2:45 pm

Sorry Rick, I hit submit early.

It is good to see that you have shared a good ole hymn loved by your nemesis, the Calvinsts.


3   Rick Frueh
September 9th, 2007 at 3:33 pm

I love many Calvinistic expressions of devotion to our Lord!

4   Joe Martino
September 9th, 2007 at 3:43 pm

Interestingly enough, I know a guy who hates “holy holy holy” a song I happen to love because he associates it with his time in the RCC.

5   David C
September 9th, 2007 at 7:45 pm

How Ingridish of you to post a hymn on the Lord’s Day. With Slice gone, I guess somebody has to step up and fill the void :)

6   Rick Frueh
September 9th, 2007 at 7:49 pm

Ingrid has no monopoly on great hymns and that one always brings emotions of joy in me! Maybe I’ll post one on Sunday mornings. Some wonderful words, though, don’t you think?

7   Jimmy@RelevantChristian
September 9th, 2007 at 8:07 pm

Joe…one of my favorite hymns as well…tho my all time favorite…’It Is Well’.

8   David C
September 9th, 2007 at 11:56 pm

I used to LOVE hymns, which is unusual for people my age (41).

It will take awhile to deIngrid myself of great hymns and love them once again.

9   Rick Frueh
September 10th, 2007 at 5:57 am

Hey DC – Don’t let Ingrid steal some of the greatest expressions of faith and worship ever in the hymns. Ingrid seems to print them to prove how speparated she is from this culture and how aligned she is with the Puritan way of “approved” worship.

If the Puritans were ever resurrected one of the first things they would do is send Ingrid home, their views on women are well documented. See, people get to choose what they liked about the Puritans and reject what is inconvenient for their lifstyle.

10   robbymac    http://www.robbymac.og
September 10th, 2007 at 9:34 am

Oneof my favourite emerging/missional Calvinist bloggers, Brother Mayard, regularly posts on “Hymns of My Youth”. Y’all might enjoy his stuff! He reminds me of hymns I haven’t heard for a long time.