The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/O Where Are Kings and Empires Now
|O Where Are Kings and Empires Now||129|
|(ST. ANNE. C.M.)|
|Arthur C. Coxe, 1839||William Croft, 1708|
1.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.
2.We mark her goodly battlements,
And her foundations strong :
We hear within the solemn voice
Of her unending song.
3.For not like kingdoms of the world, Thy holy Church, O God!
Tho' earthquake shocks are threatening her,
And tempests are abroad,
4.Unshaken as eternal hills,
Immovable she stands,
A mountain that shall fill the earth,
A house not made by hands. Amen.