Built on Christ, the firm foundation

Built on Christ, the firm foundation

Author: John Mason Neale
Tune: GOTT DES HIMMELS
Published in 2 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

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

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Author: John Mason Neale

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