400. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

1 Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ the head and cornerstone,
chosen of our Go, and precious,
binding all the Church in one;
Holy Zion's help for ever,
and our confidence alone.

2 To this temple, where we call you,
come, O God of Hosts, today!
With your constant, loving kindness
hear your people as they pray.
Give your fullest benediction:
grace to follow Christ the Way.

3 Here renew your servants' vision,
that by faith they may attain
peace and hope, renewed compassion,
strength to comfort those in pain,
Tears and grief transformed to gladness
in your everlasting reign.

Text Information
First Line: Christ is made the sure foundation
Title: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
Original Language: Latin
Adapter (st. 3): Thomas H. Troeger (1992)
Translator: John Mason Neale (1851, alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christian unity; Church: Anniversaries and Dedications; Church: Nature and Unity (5 more...)
Source: Latin, 6th-8th century
Notes: Alternate tune: WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Tune Information
Composer: Henry T. Smart (1867)
Key: B♭ Major

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