Wednesday, November 10, 2004


This week, we will be singing "The Church's One Foundation" during our Sunday corporate worship. The lyrics I know (which are, to the best of my knowledge, the original ones) state the first verse as:
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.
However, upon consulting The Baptist Hymnal, I noticed this alternate wording:
She is His new creation
By Spirit and the Word
Very interesting. I'm curious to see how this variant text came into existence, though I have a hunch that it stems from a certain view of the sacraments.

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