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 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.
John Hinson

King George, Virginia, United States

Wow! An instrumental of this song was playing this morning as I spent time with God in His Word. I too began singing the lyrics in my mind, as I was reading through John 8. Jesus is the ONE foundation. Granted, we may see many things differently within the Body of Christ, but if we miss The Cornerstone, we miss everything. Praise be to God for giving us His Son upon Whom our hope and life are built!


Didcot, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

This is so very interesting! He has woken me up as well with this hymn, this morning!

It is already the 1st of March, 2020!


HE has also expanded upon HIS PRAYER, THE LORD'S PRAYER, this morning! Indeed- Hallowed be His NAME, ABOVE ALL NAMES!

Psalm 34, and Psalm 95... sing these out together unto the KING OF GLORY!

Laurie Willson

Ames, Iowa, United States

Hallelujah to our Lord Jesus! I too have woken up hearing this hymn in my heart and mind the last month or so. I wonder how dear to our Lord's heart it must be and how it blesses Him that we believe it and sing it! He is moving in His beloved's hearts in these last days. I too sang it as a child in church but now it has such beautiful new meeting to me as I am born again and in my Lord Jesus Christ. Love You Lord!

Caroline Reid

Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

In this week of prayer for Christian unity, this hymn echoes in my thoughts. We are one despite our differences, with more in common than not. Yet how easily we allow our differences divide us to the detriment of our witness. Lord, forgive us and bring us together again in Yourself. That the world may know.

Don Kinnie

White Rock, BC, Canada

I haven’t sung this hymn for years but for the last week it has run through my head. I love the church of Christ. These words ring out His glorious worth, our great hope and what a special family He made of us. All Glory to Jesus!

Lekia Gospel

Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

This hymn has always blessed my life. I recall how deep it ministers to my inner longing to be wholly Christ as his most precious sanctuary. Till I see Christ in glory.

Mark E. Roberts

Tulsa, OK, United States

After attending a half-day event for the persecuted church yesterday, I don’t know why, but this hymn kept filling my mind and moving me to tears, along with memories of the precious brothers and sisters around the world suffering for Christ that we met yesterday by video and live streaming.

Elaston Njovu

Lusaka, Zambia

I Always Find Strength In This Hymn Because Of Its Rich Doctrine That Clearly States Jesus Christ As The Foundation Of The Church, Our Hope And Everything Thorough Him.


Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

A real New Testament hymn. As we believe and sing, this will bring joy of kingdom of God in us.

Christina Berry

Athol, MA, United States

We, the church, for whom Christ gave His all, exist to give God glory! This hymn and your responses testify to this and that it is by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony, through Christ alone, that we overcome sin and death. Glory to God!