128. Lo! in Zion a foundation

1 Lo! in Zion a foundation
God, the Father, laid secure;
Grounded on it our salvation
By His Word of promise sure.
Though the wrath of Satan rages
Now and ever, as of yore,
Built upon this Rock of Ages
Stands the Church forevermore.

2 God in Christ, with man united,
Died the death which justice sought,
Hell dismayed, and heaven delighted,
Saw what sovereign mercy wrought.
God the Son wrought our salvation
By the ransom of His blood:
This is our secure foundation,
This our everlasting good.

3 O Thou theme of patriarch's story,
Israel's Hope, and David's Son,
Prophets' and apostles' glory
God and Man, forever One!
Every knee shall bow before Thee,
Every tongue confess Thee Lord.
Rock of Ages, we adore Thee,
Mighty God, Incarnate Word.

Text Information
First Line: Lo! in Zion a foundation
Author: Rev. Emanuel Cronenwett, D. D. (1880)
Meter: No. 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 1908
Topic: The Church Year: Corner-stone Laying
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Gottlieb Naumann, 1741-1801
Arranger: John H. Spielman
Meter: No. 11
Key: G Major

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