564. 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 With psalms and hymns of praise
this holy place 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, draw near
as in your name we bow;
each true petition hear,
accept each faithful vow;
and more and more on all who pry
each holy day your blessings 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 blessed
to endless rest are called away.

Text Information
First Line: Christ is our corner-stone
Original Language: Latin
Translator: J. Chandler (1806-1876)
Meter: 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 4
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God's Church: Anniversary, Special Occasions; Epiphany 4, Revelation: The New Temple; Trinity Sunday: The Trinity (2 more...)
Source: from the Latin (c. seventh century)
Tune Information
Composer: S. S. Wesley (1810-1876)
Meter: 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 4
Key: G Major
Notes: Alternative tune: DARWALL'S 148th (171)

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