459. Christ Is Our Cornerstone

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

2 O 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.

3 Here, gracious God, do thou
for evermore draw nigh;
accept each faithful vow,
and mark each suppliant sigh.
In copious shower
on all who pray,
each holy day
thy blessings pour.

4 Here may we gain from heaven
the grace which we implore;
and may that grace, once given,
be with us evermore,
until that day
when all the blest
to endless rest
are called away.

Text Information
First Line: Christ is our cornerstone
Title: Christ Is Our Cornerstone
Latin Title: Angularis fundamentum
Translator: John Chandler (1806-1876)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 66 66 44 44
Scripture: Psalm 86; Psalm 118; Isaiah 28:14-18; Matthew 7:12-29; Matthew 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-12; Luke 6:43-49; Luke 20:9-19; Ephesians 2:11-22; 1 Peter 2:1-10
Topic: Call and Vocation; Gathering of the Community
Source: Latin (7th cent.)
Language: English
Notes: Alt. tune: GOPSAL 236 or DARWALL 323, 365, 379
Tune Information
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)
Meter: 66 66 44 44
Key: G Major or modal

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