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819. 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 To this temple where we call you,
Come, O Lord of hosts, today;
With your wonted loving-kindness
Hear our servants as they pray,
And our fullest benediction
Shed in all its bright array.

3 Grant, we pray, to all your people,
All the grace they ask to gain;
What they gain from you for ever
With the blessed to retain,
And hereafter in your glory
Evermore with you to reign.

Text Information
First Line: Christ is made the sure foundation
Title: Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation
Latin Title: Angularis fundamentum
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1991
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Affirmation of Baptism; Anniversary, Church; Church (13 more...)
Source: Latin, 11th C.
Tune Information
Name: WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Composer: Henry Purcell, 1659-1695 (adapt.)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Key: G Major
Source: Adapted from an anthem of Purcell



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