466. Christ, Thou Art the Sure Foundation

1 Christ, Thou art the sure Foundation,
Thou the Head and Cornerstone;
Chosen of the Lord and precious,
Binding all the Church in one;
Thou Thy Zion's Help forever
And her Confidence alone.

2 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 these walls alway.

3 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.

4 Laud 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, Thou art the sure Foundation
Title: Christ, Thou Art the Sure Foundation
Latin Title: Angularis fundamentum
Translator: John M. Neale (1851, alt.)
Author: Unknown (c. 700, cento)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church: Communion of Saints
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Smart (1867)
Key: a minor

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