Sunday, February 9, 2014

Wedding Bouquet Quilt Block and a Song for Sunday

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The Church's One Foundation

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 forevermore;
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,
On high may dwell with Thee.

Words by Samuel John Stone (1839-1900)

The Reverend Samuel John Stone felt that his parishioners did not understand the meaning of the Apostles Creed, so "he wrote Lyra Fidelium, which consisted of twelve hymns, one for each article of the Apostles’ Creed. With each hymn he included a short 'summary of truths confessed' in that article, along with a list of the Scripture passages supporting it. 'The Church’s One Foundation' was the hymn he wrote for article 9 of the Creed, which affirms belief in 'the holy catholic church' and 'the communion of saints.'" Hymn Stories: The Church's One Foundation

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