Advent Hymnals

727. THE LIVING CHURCH

Christ in Song,

1.
Oh, where are kings and empires now,
Of old that went and came?
But, Lord, Thy Church is living yet,
Thro' ages still the same.

2.
We mark her goodly battlements,
And her foundations strong;
We hear within the solemn voice
Of her unending song.

3.
For not like kingdoms of the world
Thy holy church, O God!
They change with changing words of men;
She rests upon Thy word.

4.
Unshaken as eternal hills,
When on Thy truth she stands,
A mountain that shall fill the earth,
A house not made by hands.

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Title The Living Church
Key B♭ Major
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First Line Oh, where are the kings and empires now
Author A. C. Coxe
Year 1908
Composer W. Croft
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Tune ST. ANNE
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Christ: Christ's Church
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