343. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

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1 Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ the head and cornerstone,
chosen of the Lord and precious,
binding all the church in one;
holy Zion's help forever,
and her confidence alone.

2 All that dedicated city,
dearly loved of God on high,
in exultant jubilation
pours perpetual melody;
God the One in Three adoring
in glad hymns eternally.

3 To this temple, where we call thee,
come, O Lord of hosts, today:
with thy wonted loving-kindness
hear thy people as they pray;
and thy fullest benediction
shed within its walls alway.

4 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.

5 Laud and honor to the Father,
laud and honor to the Son,
laud 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 is made the sure foundation
Title: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
Translator: John Mason Neale (1851)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.
Scripture: Isaiah 28:16
Topic: The Church: The Church of Christ; Christ: Head of the Church; Church: Communion of Saints (2 more...)
Source: Latin, 7th cent.; Alt. in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Composer: Henry Purcell, 1659-1695
Arranger: Ernest Hawkins, 1802-1868
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.
Key: G Major



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