325. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

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 for ever,
and its confidence alone.

2 To this temple where we call you,
come, O Lord of Hosts, today;
with your faithful loving-kindness
hear your servants as they pray,
and your fullest benediction
shed within its walls alway.

3 Here bestow on all your servants
what they ask of you to gain;
what they gain from you for ever
with the blessèd to retain,
and hereafter in your glory
evermore with you to reign.

4 Laud and honour to the Father,
laud and honour to the Son,
laud and honour to the Spirit,
ever three and ever one,
one in mighty, 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
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Mason Neale (1851)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Jesus Christ: Praise and Thanksgiving; Adoration and Praise; Blessings (42 more...)
Source: Latin, 7th century
Tune Information
Name: WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Composer: Henry Purcell (ca. 1682)
Adapter: Ernest Hawkins (1842)
Composer (descant): W. Herbert Belyea (1974)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Key: G Major
Copyright: Descant copyright © 1974 Herbert Belyea.



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