CLXIII. Corner-Stone

1 Lord dost thou shew a corner-stone,
For us to build our hopes upon,
That the fair Edifice may raise
Sublime in light beyond the skies?

2 We own the work of sovereign love;
Nor death nor hell these hopes shall move,
Which fix'd on this foundation stand,
Laid by thy own almighty hand.

3 Thy people long this stone have tried,
And all the powers of hell defy'd;
Floods of temptation beat in vain;
Well doth this rock the house sustain.

4 When storms of wrath around prevail,
Whirlwind and thunder, fire and hail,
'Tis here our trembling souls shall hide,
And here securely they abide:

5 While they that scorn this precious stone,
Fond of some Quicksand of their own,
Borne down by weighty vengeance die,
And buried deep in ruin lie.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, dost thou shew a corner-stone
Title: Corner-Stone
Author: Dr. Doddridge
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1792
Scripture: ;
Topic: Characters and Representations of Christ: Cornerstone; Christ: Corner stone; Christ: Foundation
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