Built on Christ, the firm foundation

Built on Christ, the firm foundation

Author: John Mason Neale
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Built on Christ, the firm foundation,
Christ, the chosen corner-stone
Holy Zion keeps her station,
Sure and strong in Him alone;
By His moveless strength sustained,
In His glorious life contained.

2 City that the Lord doth cherish,
Dear and precious in His sight,
From thy streets shall never perish
Joy and gladness, love and light.
Ever there the blessed sing
Glory to the Triune King.

3 Enter, Lord, this temple builded
For Thy holy dwelling place!
By Thy glory be it gilded,
Radient make it by Thy grace:
Even through the open door,
Boundless benediction pour!

4 Here to all, their need confessing,
Who Thy mercy shall entreat,
Grant a rich, enduring blessing,
Blessing full, and mercy sweet.
Fit them for eternal rest,
Gather them among the blest.

5 Glory, honor, praise, and merit,
Ever in the highest be,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Rendered duly unto Thee,
God Triune, forevermore;
Thee let heaven and earth adore!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #134

Author: John Mason Neale

John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly tem­perament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Built on Christ, the firm foundation
Author: John Mason Neale
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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