The Church’s one foundationHowever, upon consulting The Baptist Hymnal, I noticed this alternate wording:
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.
She is His new creationVery 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.
By Spirit and the Word