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Foundation stone

Behold a stone in Zion laid

Author: Tracy Clinton
Tune: [There stands a rock on shores of time]
Published in 11 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Behold, a stone in Zion laid,
A tried, a sure foundation stone;
Thrice blest are they whose hopes are staid
Upon this base, and this alone.

Refrain:
Some build their hopes on the ever-drifting sand,
Some on their fame, or their treasure, or their land;
Mine's on a Rock that forever will stand,
Jesus, the "Rock of Ages."

2 Storms may arise, and tempests blow,
And beat with fury on this Rock,
Still it remains, though waves o'erflow,
Unmoved amid the fiercest shock. [Refrain]

3 Ne'er shall the gates of hell prevail
O'er those who in the Lord abide;
Safely they dwell, though foes assail,
Forever near the Savior's side. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #127

Author: Tracy Clinton

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Text Information

First Line: Behold a stone in Zion laid
Title: Foundation stone
Author: Tracy Clinton
Refrain First Line: Some build their hopes on the ever drifting sand
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #480
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Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #480

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