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518. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

1 Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ the head and cornerstone,
Chosen of the Lord and precious,
Binding all the Church in one;
Holy Zion’s help for ever,
And her confidence alone.

2 All that dedicated city,
Dearly loved of God on high,
In exultant jubilation
Pours perpetual melody:
God the One in Three adoring,
In glad hymns eternally.

3 To this temple, where we call Thee,
Come, O Lord of hosts, to day!
With Thy wonted lovingkindness
Hear Thy people as they pray:
And Thy fullest benediction
Shed within its walls alway.

4 Here vouchsafe to all Thy servants
What they ask of Thee to gain:
What they gain from Thee forever
With the blessed to retain,
And hereafter in Thy glory
Evermore with Thee to reign.

Text Information
First Line: Christ is made the sure foundation
Title: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Meter: 87.87.87.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Topic: The Living Church: The Church; Church; Cornerstone (1 more...)
Source: Latin, c. 7th Century
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Smart, 1813-1879
Meter: 87.87.87.
Key: B♭ Major

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