Number: 443
Title: O Christ, the Great Foundation
Composer: alt. Trans. Mildred A. Wiant, 1966 Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1864
Author: Timothy T'ingfang Lew, 1933;
Theme: Church

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.