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 All that dedicated city,
dearly loved of God on high,
in exultant jubilation
pours perpetual melody;
God the One-in-Three adoring
in glad hymns eternally.
3 To this temple, where we call thee,
come, O Lord of hosts, today;
with thy wonted loving-kindness
hear thy servants as they pray,
and thy fullest benediction
shed within its walls alway.
4 Here vouchsafe to all thy servants
what they ask of thee to gain,
what they gain from thee forever
with the blessed to retain,
and hereafter in thy glory
evermore with thee to reign.
5 Laud and honour to the Father,
and honour to the Son,
laud and honour to the Spirit,
ever three, and ever one,
one in might and one in glory,
while unending ages run.
|First Line:||Christ is made the sure foundation|
|Title:||Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation|
|Latin Title:||Angularis fundamentum|
|Translator:||John Mason Neale (1818-1866)|
|Topic:||Aniversary of Parish/Church; Church; Gathering of the Community(1 more...)|
|Source:||Latin (7th cent.)|
|Composer:||Henry Purcell (1659-1695)|
|Composer (descant):||Barry Rose (1934-)|
|Source:||O God, thou art my God; adapt. The Psalmist, 1842|
|Copyright:||Descant © Barry Rose|