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The Church The Body
Words and music by Samuel J. Stone
and Samuel S. Wesley.  Public Domain.
Chorus by Monte Leister 2011

Verse 1
     D           D/F#
The Church's one foundation
   G                D
Is Jesus Christ her Lord;
    D          D/F#
She is His new creation
   G             A
By water and the word:
       D                       D/F#
From heav'n He came and sought her
   G           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.

D          Em7
We are the body
A             Bm7
Bought by His blood
D          Em7
We are the body
A             D
Bathed in His love

Verse 2
Elect from ev'ry nation,
Yet one o'er all the earth,
Her charter of salvation,
One Lord, one faith, one birth;
One holy Name she blesses,
Partakes on holy food,
And to one hope she presses,
With ev'ry grace endued.

Verse 3
'Mid toil and tribulation,
And tumult of her war,
She waits the consummation
Of peace for evermore;
Till, with vision glorious,
Her longing eyes are blest,
And the great Church victorious
Shall be the Church at rest.

Verse 4
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,
On high may dwell with Thee.
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