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Christ is our corner-stone

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1 Christ is our cornerstone,
on him alone we build.
With his true saints alone
the courts of heav’n are filled.
On his great love our hopes we place
of present grace and joys above.

2 Oh, then with hymns of praise
these hallow’d courts shall ring.
Our voices we will raise,
the Three-in-One to sing,
and thus proclaim in joyful song
both loud and long that glorious name.

3 Here may we gain from heav’n
the grace which we implore,
and may that grace, once giv’n,
be with us evermore,
until that day when all the bless’d
to endless rest are called away!

4 Praise to the God of heav’n;
sing praise to Christ the Son;
the Spirit, praise be giv’n,
who joins them both as one:
the holy Dove, who gives us grace
to find our place in God’s great love!

Source: Voices Together #4

Translator: John Chandler

John Chandler, one of the most successful translators of hymns, was born at Witley in Surrey, June 16, 1806. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, B.A. 1827, M.A. 1830. Ordained deacon in 1831 and priest in 1832, he succeeded his father as the patron and vicar of Whitley, in 1837. His first volume, entitled The Hymns of the Primitive Church, now first Collected, Translated and Arranged, 1837, contained 100 hymns, for the most part ancient, with a few additions from the Paris Breviary of 1736. Four years later, he republished this volume under the title of hymns of the Church, mostly primitive, collected, translated and arranged for public use, 1841. Other publications include a Life of William of Wykeham, 1842, and Horae s… Go to person page >




Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…

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The Cyber Hymnal #866
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Instances (1 - 24 of 24)

Ambassador Hymnal #299


Ancient and Modern #608

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #97

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Christian Worship #528

Church Family Worship #482

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #327

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Common Praise (1998) #459

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Common Praise #395

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #98

Hymnal #43

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #161


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #564

Hymns Old and New #77

Living Hymns #21


Lutheran Service Book #912

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Lutheran Worship #290

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Moravian Book of Worship #517

Sing Glory #14


The Cyber Hymnal #866

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The New English Hymnal #206


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #940


Together in Song #433


Voices Together #4

Worship Together #55

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