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566. Behold the sure Foundation-stone

1 Behold the sure Foundation-stone
Which God in Zion lays,
To build our heavenly hopes upon,
And his eternal praise.

2 Chosen of God, to sinners dear,
We now adore thy Name;
We trust our whole salvation here,
Nor can we suffer shame.

3 The foolish builders, scribe and priest,
Reject it with disdain;
Yet on this Rock the church shall rest,
And envy rage in vain.

4 What though the gates of hell withstood,
Yet must this building rise;
'Tis thine own work, almighty God,
And wondrous in our eyes.

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First Line: Behold the sure Foundation-stone
Author: Watts
Publication Date: 1873
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Psalm 118:22; Isaiah 28:16
Topic: The Christian Church: Dedication; Laying a Corner-Stone
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