#182: O Where Are Kings and Empires Now

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)


O where are kings and empires now

Of old that went and came?

But, Lord, Thy Church is praying yet,

A thousand years the same.


We mark her goodly battlements

And her foundations strong;

We hear within the solemn voice

Of her unending song.


For not like kingdoms of the world

Thy holy Church, O God;

Tho earthquake shocks are threat’ning her,

And tempests are abroad:


Unshaken as eternal hills,

Immovable she stands,

A mountain that shall fill the earth,

A house not made with hands.


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