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914. Christ Is Our Cornerstone

1 Christ is our cornerstone,
on him alone we build;
with his true saints alone
the courts of heav’n are filled.
On his great love our hopes we place
of present grace and joys above.

2 Here may we gain from heav’n
the grace which we implore,
and may that grace, once giv’n,
be with us evermore
until that day when all the blest
to endless rest are called away.

3 Oh, then, with hymns of praise
these hallowed courts shall ring;
our voices we will raise
the Three in One to sing
and thus proclaim in joyful song,
both loud and long, that glorious name.

Text Information
First Line: Christ is our cornerstone
Title: Christ Is Our Cornerstone
Translator: John Chandler, 1806-1876 (alt.)
Meter: 66 66 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 2021
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Opening of Service
Source: Latin, c. 8th cent., abr.
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: John Darwall, 1731-1789
Meter: 66 66 88
Key: C Major
Source: Setting: Service Book and Hymnal, 1958, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain

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