465. Christ Is Our Corner-Stone

1 Christ is our Corner-stone,
On Him alone we build;
With His true saints alone
The courts of heav'n are filled.
On His great love
Our hopes we place
Of present grace
And joys above.

2 Oh, then, with hymns of praise
These hallowed courts 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, do Thou
Forevermore draw nigh:
Accept each faithful vow
And mark each suppliant sigh.
In copious show'r
On all who pray
Each holy day,
Thy blessing pour.

4 Here may we gain from heav'n
The grace which we implore,
And may that grace, once giv'n,
Be with us evermore
Until that day
When all the blest
To endless rest
Are called away!


Text Information
First Line: Christ is our Corner-stone
Title: Christ Is Our Corner-Stone
Latin Title: Angularis fundamentum
Translator: John Chandler (1857)
Author: Unknown (c. 700, cento)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church: Communion of Saints
Tune Information
Composer: John Darwall (1770)
Key: C Major

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