Title: O Christ, the Great Foundation
Composer: alt. Trans. Mildred A. Wiant, 1966 Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1864
Author: Timothy T'ingfang Lew, 1933;
1. O Christ, the great foundation On which Your people stand To preach Your true salvation In every age and land: Pour out Your Holy Spirit To make us strong and pure, To keep the faith unbroken As long as worlds endure. 2. Baptized in one confession, One church in all the earth, We bear our Lord's impression, The sign of second birth: One holy people gathered In love beyond our own, By grace we were invited, By grace we make You known. 3. Where tyrants' hold is tightened, Where strong devour the weak, Where innocents are frightened, The righteous fear to speak, There let Your church awaking Attack the powers of sin And, all their ramparts breaking, With You the victory win. 4. This is the moment glorious When He who once was dead Shall lead His church victorious, Their champion and their head. The Lord of all creation His heavenly kingdom brings, The final consummation, The glory of all things.