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 foundation strong;
We hear within the solemn voice
Of her unending song.
3. For not like kingdoms of the world|
Thy holy Church, O God;
Though 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 of hands.
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