[Verse 1] D D/F# The church's one foundation G Asus A Is Jesus Christ her Lord, D D/F# She is His new creation G Asus A By water and the Word. Em D/F# From heaven He came and sought her G Asus A To be His holy bride; D D/F# With His own blood He bought her, G A D And for her life He died. [Verse 2] D D/F# Elect from every nation, G Asus A Yet one over all the earth; D D/F# Her charter of salvation, G Asus A One Lord, one faith, one birth; Em D/F# One holy Name she blesses, G Asus A Partakes one holy food, D D/F# And to one hope she presses, G A D With every grace endued. [Verse 3] D D/F# Though with a scornful wonder G Asus A Men see her sore oppressed, D D/F# By schisms rent asunder, G Asus A By heresies distressed, Em D/F# Yet saints their watch are keeping; G Asus A Their cry goes up, "How long?" D D/F# And soon the night of weeping G A D Shall be the morn of song. [Verse 4] D D/F# The church shall never perish, G Asus A Her dear Lord to defend D D/F# To guide, sustain and cherish, G Asus A Is with her to the end Em D/F# Though there be those that hate her, G Asus A And false sons in her pale D D/F# Against a foe or traitor, G A D She ever shall prevail [Verse 5] D D/F# Mid toil and tribulation, G Asus A And tumult of her war, D D/F# She waits the consummation G Asus A Of peace forevermore; Em D/F# 'Til, with the vision glorious, G Asus A Her longing eyes are blessed, D D/F# And the great church victorious G A D Shall be the church at rest. [Verse 6] D D/F# Yet she on earth hath union G Asus A With God the Three in One, D D/F# And mystic sweet communion G Asus A With those whose rest is won. Em D/F# O happy ones and holy! G Asus A Lord, give us grace that we D D/F# Like them, the meek and lowly, G A D On high may dwell with Thee.