O Where Are Kings and Empires Now

Melody -

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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