Monte Leister The Church The Body chords
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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. Chorus 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.