Lead Sheet (PDF)
melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)Key of Eb
Full Score (PDF)
four-part score for piano and organ (can be used as half-sheet bulletin insert)Key of Eb
Music Image (PNG)
melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)Key of Eb
Text: Samuel J. Stone
Music: Samuel S. Wesley
LBW/WOV Hymn: #369
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #88
Scripture: Colossians 1:18
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 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.
3 Though with a scornful wonder, This world sees her 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 Through toil and tribulation And tumult of her war,
She waits the consummation Of peace forevermore;
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 has union With God, the Three in One,
And mystic sweet communion With those whose rest is won.
O blessed heav'nly chorus! Lord, save us by your grace,
That we, like saints before us, May see you face to face.