441. Behold the Sure Foundation Stone

1. Behold the sure foundation stone
Which God in Sion lays,
To build our heav’nly hopes upon,
And His eternal praise.

2. Chosen of God, to sinners dear,
And saints adore the name;
They trust their whole salvation here,
Nor shall they suffer shame.

3. The foolish builders, scribe and priest,
Reject it with disdain;
Yet on this rock the Church shall rest,
And envy rage in vain.

4. What though the gates of hell withstood,
Yet must this building rise;
’Tis Thy own work, almighty God,
And wondrous in our eyes.

Text Information
First Line: Behold the sure foundation stone
Title: Behold the Sure Foundation Stone
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: The Psalms of David, 1719
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: William Croft (1708)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 53651 17151 56457
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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