52. Christ is our Corner-stone

1 Christ is our Corner-stone;
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 blessing 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.

5 Praise to the God of heaven,
Praise to His only Son;
And praise to Him be given
Who joins them both in One;
The Holy Dove,
Who makes us meet
For the blest seat
Of God above.

Text Information
First Line: Christ is our Corner-stone
Latin Title: Angulare Rundamentum
Author: John Chandler (1837)
Meter: H. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Worship: Public Worship; Epiphany, Fifth Sunday
Notes: Alternate tune #146
Tune Information
Meter: H. M.
Key: D Major
Notes: From index: Har. John Goss

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