865. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

1 Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ, our 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, and stay;
Come with all Your loving-kindness,
Hear Your people as they pray;
And Your fullest benediction
Shed within these walls today.

3 Grant, we pray, to all Your faithful
All the gifts they ask to gain;
What they gain from You, forever
With the blessed to retain;
And hereafter in Your glory
Evermore with You to reign.

4 Praise and honor to the Father,
Praise and honor to the Son,
Praise and honor to the Spirit,
Ever three and ever one:
One in might and one in glory
While unending ages run!

Text Information
First Line: Christ is made the sure foundation
Title: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
Original Language: Latin
Author: John M. Neale, 1818-66
Meter: 87 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: The Church; Anniversary, Church; The House of God
Source: Latin hymn, c. 7th cent.
Copyright: Public domain
Notes: Gathered around Word and Sacrament, our lives are securely grounded on the one true foundation of the Church. This sturdy tune depicts the strength of Christ as He supports His Church.
Tune Information
Name: WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Composer: Henry Purcell, 1659-95
Meter: 87 87 87
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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