October 11, 2010

the church's one foundation

For yesterday's musical offertory at Grace, we sang "The Church's One Foundation" in response to Pastor Drew's sermon on Unity from Ephesians 4.  The words were published by Samuel Stone in 1866, and melody was written by Brian Moss in 1996.  If you are looking for a recording, you have two great options:


Recently I was introduced to the larger work from which the hymn text comes.  Samuel Stone wrote this along with 11 other hymns that outlined the articles of The Apostles' Creed, "Foundation" being from "I believe in...the holy catholic church."  You can read more about this, as well as find a link to the full hymnal, over on the Cardiphonia blog.  (btw, Bruce's blog is a fantastic resource for all things worship and liturgy; if you want to know what I've been thinking about lately, I bet I read it on his blog first!)