“No one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 3:11

The Church’s One Foundation

Verse 1:
The Church’s one foundation
Is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
She is His new creation,
By Spirit and the Word;
From heav’n He came and sought her
To be His holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her,
And for her life He died.

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 one 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 forevermore;
Till with the vision glorious
Her longing eyes are blest,
And the great Church victorious
Shall be the Church at rest.


Words: Samuel J. Stone (1839-1900)
Music: Samuel S. Wesley (1810-1876)
Words and Music public domain.
pianist: E. Zacek