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The Church Militant

470. City of God, how broad and far

C.M.

Beulah:

George M. Garrett, 1889

Samuel Johnson, 1860

City of God, how broad and far

Outspread thy walls sublime!

The true thy chartered freemen are

Of every age and clime.

One holy Church, one army strong,

One steadfast high intent,

One working band, one harvest song,

One King omnipotent!

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How purely hath thy speech come down

From man's primeval youth;

How grandly hath thine empire grown

Of freedom, love, and truth!

How gleam thy watchfires through the night

With never-fainting ray!

How rise thy towers, serene and bright,

To meet the dawning day!

In vain the surge's angry shock,

In vain the drifting sands:

Unharmed upon the eternal Rock

The eternal city stands.

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