唯一根基

歌詞

Verse 1
教會唯一的根基,
乃主耶穌基督,
蒙主重造恩新奇,
栽培、澆灌、祝福。
主從天上來尋她,
為主聖潔新婦,
捨身流血的代價,
堅立永遠基礎。

Verse 2
雖從萬邦選出來,
信徒都成一體,
教會合一的根據,
一主、一信、一洗;
同尊唯一的聖名,
同餐唯一天糧,
同懷唯一的希望,
同蒙恩愛久長。

Verse 3
雖她歷盡了艱辛,
受人譏笑毀謗,
內爭分裂了她身,
異端叛逆中傷,
聖徒焦慮對問說:
「黑夜到底多長?」
哭泣即將變歌聲,
轉瞬便見晨光。

Verse 4
她雖在地卻聯合
真神三位一體,
已享安息的眾聖,
奧祕永恆團契,
直至欲穿的望眼,
看見光榮家鄉,
到時凱旋的教會,
得享安樂無疆。

其他版本對照: The Church's One Foundation

Verse 1
The church’s one foundation
is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is his new creation
by water and the Word.
From heaven 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
She is from every 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 every grace endued.

Verse 3
The Church shall never perish!
Her dear Lord to defend,
To guide, sustain, and cherish,
Is with her to the end:
Though there be those who hate her,
And false sons in her pale,
Against both foe or traitor
She ever shall prevail.

Verse 4
Though with a scornful wonder
we see her sore oppressed,
by schisms rent asunder,
by heresies distressed,
yet saints their watch are keeping;
their cry goes up, “How long?”
And soon the night of weeping
shall be the morn of song.

Verse 5
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.

Verse 6
Yet she on earth hath union
with God the Three in One,
and mystic sweet communion
with those whose rest is won.
With all her sons and daughters
Who, by the Master’s hand
Led through the deathly waters,
Repose in Eden land.

Verse 7
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we
Like them, the meek and lowly,
On high may dwell with Thee:
There, past the border mountains,
Where in sweet vales the Bride
With Thee by living fountains
Forever shall abide!

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