Author: John M. Neale, 1818-1866 Meter: 220.127.116.11.8.7 Appears in 239 hymnals Scripture: John 2:13-25 Lyrics: 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 To this temple, where we call you, Come, O Lord of hosts, today; With your wonted lovingkindness Hear your servants as they pray. And your fullest benediction Shed in all its bright array. 3 Grant, we pray, to all your people, All the grace they ask to gain; What they gain from you forever With the blessèd to retain, And hereafter in your glory Evermore with you to reign. Used With Tune: ST. THOMAS Text Sources: 11th C.