275. 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 forever,
and our confidence alone.

2 To this temple where we call you,
come, O Lord of hosts, today;
with all your faithful loving kindness,
hear your people as they pray,
and your fullest benediction
shed within its walls alway.

3 Here bestow on all your servants
what they ask of you to gain,
what they gain from you forever
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
Translator: John M. Neale (1851, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 87.87D
Topic: God's Church: Foundation; God's Church: The Foundation; Christian unity (1 more...)
Source: Latin hymn (7th century)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Purcell
Arranger: Ernest Hawkins (1842)
Meter: 87.87D
Key: G Major

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