1 In Thy dear name and by Thy favor,
This day we lay the corner-stone,
To build a house, O God and Savior,
To Thee, and to Thy praise alone.
Here let Thy Spirit by Thy Word
Perform Thy work of grace, dear Lord.
2 O let us all by faith be grounded,
Lord Jesus Christ, on Thee alone;
That is our midst Thy praise be sounded,
Who art the Church's Corner-stone.
To keep us in Thy faith and fear,
Build Thee and us a temple here.
3 Accept our off'rings, we implore Thee,
And bless the work we have begun;
To Thee alone and to Thy glory
This building consecrate, when done;
Then will we hither come and raise
Our hearts to Thee in thanks and praise.
4 Thro' saving faith preserve us ever
In Thy pure Word and Sacrament;
Be with us all, forsake us never;
To serve Thee make our hearts intent;
And when we die, O grant that we
Be found in cov'nant grace with Thee.
Schuette, Conrad Herman Louis, was born at Vurrel. Hannover, Germany, June 17, 1843, and in 1873 became a Professor in the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. He contributed 5 original hymns and several translations from the German to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal Columbus, Ohio, 1880, under the signature of "C. H. L. S."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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Johann Balthaser König (b. Waltershausen, near Gotha, Germany, 1691; d. Frankfurt, Germany, 1758) composed this tune, which later became associated with Johann Mentzer's hymn "O dass ich tausend Zungen hätte" (Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices). The harmonization is from the Wurttembergische Choral…
Display Title: In Thy Dear Name And By Thy FavorFirst Line: In Thy dear name and by Thy favorTune Title: ELBEAuthor: C. H. L. SchuetteMeter: 9 8 9 8 8 8Date: 1930Subject: Corner-Stone Laying |Source: Ohio Synod G. B., 1870
Display Title: In Thy dear name and by Thy favorFirst Line: In Thy dear name and by Thy favorTune Title: ELBE (O dass ich tausend Zungen hätte)Author: C. H. L. SchuetteMeter: No. 32Date: 1908Subject: The Church Year | Corner-stone LayingSource: Ohio synod G. B., 1870