The Church’s One Foundation (Aurelia, Organ, 4 Verses)

The Church’s One Foundation Lyrics

This recording of The Church’s One Foundation has been made to accompany singers in Church Services.

The Church’s one foundation
is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is his new creation,
by water and the word:
from heaven 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 blessed,
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,
on high may dwell with thee.

Lyrics by Samuel John Stone (1839 – 1900). Public Domain.

Score

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Recording

  • Tune: Aurelia composed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810 – 1876). Public Domain.
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Performance  ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900017

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Come Down, O Love Divine (Down Ampey, Organ, Verses)

Come Down, O Love Divine Lyrics

Come down, O love divine,
Seek Thou this soul of mine,
And visit it with Thine own ardour glowing.
O Comforter, draw near,
Within my heart appear,
And kindle it, Thy holy flame bestowing.

O let it freely burn,
‘Til earthly passions turn
To dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
And let Thy glorious light
Shine ever on my sight,
And clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

Let holy charity
Mine outward vesture be,
And lowliness become mine inner clothing;
True lowliness of heart,
Which takes the humbler part,
And o’er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.

And so the yearning strong,
With which the soul will long,
Shall far outpass the power of human telling;
For none can guess its grace,
Till he become the place
Wherein the Holy Spirit makes His dwelling.

Meter: 66 11 D. Lyricist: Bianco da Siena (c. 1350 – 1399), translated by Richard Frederick Littledale (1833 – 1890). Public Domain.

Down Ampey ~ Recording

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