403. 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 forever,
And her confidence alone.

2 To this temple, where we call Thee,
Come, O Lord of hosts, today.
With accustomed loving-kindness,
Hear Thy people as they pray,
And Thy fullest benediction
Shed within its walls alway.

3 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.

4 Laud and honor to the Father,
Laud and honor to the Son,
Laud and honor to the Spirit;
Ever Three and ever One.
One in might, and One in glory
While unending ages run.

Text Information
First Line: Christ is made the sure foundation
Title: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
Translator: John M. Neale
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Adoration and Praise: Jesus Our Savior; Assurance and Trust; The Living Church: Nature and Foundation
Source: Latin Hymn, 7th century
Tune Information
Composer: Henry T. Smart
Key: C Major
Notes: A lower setting may be found at #754

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