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.
Rev. Godfrey E. Nelson

New Bern, NC, United States

My favorite hymn, I love this song I suggested this song to a former member of mines in Edenton North Carolina as their Church struggles for repairs. Please keep Kadesh A. M. E Zion Church in your prayers.

Cynthia McLean

Peculiar, Missouri, United States

I too was praying for the Church thus morning and the phrase, " the church victorious will be the Church at rest". Came into mt mind. I too looked up the lyrics and praise God for His Church, His amazing power and grace. Wake up O sleeper and let the Light shine! Glory to God.

Sandra Braimbridge

Kingston, Jamaica

Our Church has embarked on 14 days of prayer and fasting with the first session at 5 a. m. to 6 a. m. Our topic today is Revival-individual, family, Church, nation, and the world. After this morning's session ended, I had my morning devotion and the main Scripture was: Mat 16:17 — Mat 16:18

"17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it."

As I read the devotion for today, this hymn flooded my spirit. A hymn that I have not heard or sang for many years. I had to look up the lyrics to remind myself of the verses, and as I sang, I gave glory and thanks to God. Despite the turmoil in the world, the Church remains truimphant. The Bride of Christ will prevail midst toils and tribulations. Hallelujah to the King of kings, Our Saviour, Jesus Christ. My prayer and desire is that those who have not accepted Him as their Lord and Saviour will be converted and become a part of the Bride of Christ as we eagerly await the coming of the Bridegroom-Jesus Christ. Amen. God bless.

G Emmanuel Churchill

Auckland, New Zealand

Church is one foundation is so amazing



Hallelujah!!! This song woke me up this morning with tears in my eyes. God is taking to his church, his bride. We will soon be with the bridegroom. Keep strong in Jesus.

Shalleth Wawuda

Voi, Coast, Kenya

I am blessed by this song. I feel good


Pretoria, Eersterust, Gauteng, South Africa

This is a very inspiring and nice hymn. It's one of our churches hymns here. I love to sing it and it's always on my mind

Thomas Ley

Rocklin, CA, United States

I came across the first line of this hymn in the first page of the book: “From Heaven He Came and Sought Her”. Such a good verse I had to look it up. I now must learn it and introduce it to my church.

Mary Walker

Whitehill, Hampshire, United Kingdom

I too have been reminded of this hymn, as my study group have been studying the glorious and hope-filled future of the unified Body and Bride of Christ, made up of worldwide members, past, present and future, able to experience the ‘communion of saints’.

Montreuil Milord

Homestead, FL, United States

Great melody!