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Praise the Rock of our sal - va-tion, Laud His name from zone'to zone;
On that rock the Church is build-ed, Christ him-self the cor - ner-stone;
Vain" a-gainst our rock-built Zi - on Winds and wa-ters, fire and hail;
her midst; a-gainst her Sin and hell shall not pre - vail.
2 Built of living stones, cemented
By the Spirit's unity,
Firm in faith and stayed on Thee, May Thy Church, O Lord Incarnate,
Grow in grace, in peace, in love; Emblem of the heavenly Zion,
The Jerusalem above.
3 Where Thou reignest, King of Glory,
Throned in everlasting light, Midst Thy saints, no more is needed
Sun by day, nor moon by night: Soon may we those portals enter
When this earthly strife is o'er; There to dwell with saints and angels, In Thy presence evermore.
3 Though with a scornful wonder
Men see her şore 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.
3 Who now but will himself deny,
And yield to God submission, His word receive, on Christ rely,
Obtains a full remission; He is converted and made wise, And goes from hence to Paradise: Grant us this grace, O Savior!
Anon., German, 1526