662. 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 her confidence alone.

2 To this temple, where we call you,
Come, O Lord of hosts, today;
With your wonted lovingkindness
Hear your servants as they pray.
And your 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 forever
With the blessèd 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: Angeularis fundamentum
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Publication Date: 1994
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Scripture: Psalm 118:24; Matthew 21:33-43; John 2:13-25; John 3:16; 1 Peter 2:4-6
Source: 11th C.
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: John Wade, 1711-1786
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Key: D Major

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