Builder of mighty worlds on worlds

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1 Builder of mighty worlds on worlds,
How poor the house must be,
That with our human, sinful hands
We may erect for Thee.

2 O Christ, Thou art our Corner-stone;
On thee our hopes are built;
Thou art our Lord, our Light, our Life,
Our Sacrifice for guilt.

3 In Thy blest Name we gather here,
And consecrate the ground.
The walls that on this rock shall rise
Thy praises shall resound.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #297

Author: E. Johnson

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First Line: Builder of mighty worlds on worlds
Author: E. Johnson

Tune

ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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MANOAH

MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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