The Church's One Foundation

by New City Music

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Recorded live on November 16th, 2014 at our last worship gathering meeting at John P. Parker School.

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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 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 The church shall never perish! Her dear Lord to defend,
to guide, sustain, and cherish, is with her to the end;
though there be those that hate her, and false sons in her pale,
against her foe or traitor she ever shall prevail.

5 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.

6 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.

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released November 16, 2014
Vocals: Shelby Simons & Brian Ferry
Guitar: Brian Ferry
Percussion: Ryan Strand

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