Hark! The Church Proclaims Her Honor
Samuel Preiswerk, 1844; German text
|Hark! The Church proclaims her honor,|
And her strength is only this:
God hath laid His choice upon her,
And the work she doth is His.
2. He His Church hath firmly founded,
|3. Frail and fleeting are our powers,|
Short our days, our foresight dim,
And we own the choice not ours,
We were chosen first by Him.
4. Onward, then! For naught despairing,
|5. Though we here must strive in weakness,|
Though in tears we often bend,
What His might began in meekness
Shall achieve a glorious end.