Christ is our corner-stone

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1 Christ is our corner-stone,
on him alone we build;
with his true saints alone
the courts of heaven are filled:
on his great love
our hopes we place
of present grace
and joys above.

2 O then with hymns of praise
these hallowed 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, gracious God, do thou
for evermore draw nigh;
accept each faithful vow,
and mark each suppliant sigh;
in copious shower
on all who pray
each holy day
thy blessings pour.

4 Here may we gain from heaven
the grace which we implore;
and may that grace, once given,
be with us evermore,
until that day
when all the blest
to endless rest
are called away.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #608

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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Instances (1 - 21 of 21)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #299
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #608Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #97
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #528TextPage Scan
Church Family Worship #482
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #327
Common Praise (1998) #459TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #395Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #98TextPage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #43
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #161
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #564Text
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #77
Lutheran Service Book #912Text
Lutheran Worship #290TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #517TextPage Scan
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #14
The Cyber Hymnal #866TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #206TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #433Text
Worship Together #55
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