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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

One Church, One Faith, One Lord Hymn


The Vatican, Rome


One Church One Faith One Lord
by Edward H. Plumptre

Your hand, O Lord, has guided
Your Church from age to age;
The wondrous tale is written
So clearly on each page;
Our fathers praised your goodness,
And we their deeds record;
And both to this bear witness;
One Church, One Faith, One Lord.

Your heralds brought glad tidings
To greatest and to least;
They told all men to hasten
To share the great King’s feast;
And this was all their teaching
In every deed and word,
To all alike proclaiming:
One Church, One Faith, One Lord.

Through many days of darkness,
Through many scenes of strife,
The faithful few fought bravely
To guard the Christian life;
Their gospel of redemption,
Sin pardoned, man restored,
Was all in this enfolded:
One Church, One Faith, One Lord.

Your mercy will not fail us,
Nor leave your work undone;
With all your strength to help us,
The vict’ry shall be won;
And then by men and angels
Your name shall be adored,
And this shall be their anthem:
One Church, One Faith, One Lord.


Written by Edward H. Plumptre, 1821-1891

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Performed at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Buffalo, MN