509. In Thy Dear Name And By Thy Favor

1 In Thy dear name and by Thy favor,
This day we lay the corner-stone,
To build a house, O God and Savior,
To Thee, and to Thy praise alone.
Here let Thy Spirit by Thy Word
Perform Thy work of grace, dear Lord.

2 O let us all by faith be grounded,
Lord Jesus Christ, on Thee alone;
That is our midst Thy praise be sounded,
Who art the Church's Corner-stone.
To keep us in Thy faith and fear,
Build Thee and us a temple here.

3 Accept our off'rings, we implore Thee,
And bless the work we have begun;
To Thee alone and to Thy glory
This building consecrate, when done;
Then will we hither come and raise
Our hearts to Thee in thanks and praise.

4 Thro' saving faith preserve us ever
In Thy pure Word and Sacrament;
Be with us all, forsake us never;
To serve Thee make our hearts intent;
And when we die, O grant that we
Be found in cov'nant grace with Thee.

Text Information
First Line: In Thy dear name and by Thy favor
Title: In Thy Dear Name And By Thy Favor
Translator: C. H. L. Schuette (1880)
Meter: 9 8 9 8 8 8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: Corner-Stone Laying
Source: Ohio Synod G. B., 1870
Tune Information
Name: ELBE
Composer: Johann Balthasar König (1738)
Meter: 9 8 9 8 8 8
Key: F Major
Source: German chorale: O dass ich tausend Zungen haette

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