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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.