1 Lo, in Zion a foundation
God the Father laid secure;
Grounded on it our salvation
By His Word of promise sure.
Tho' the wrath of Satan rages
Now and ever, as of yore,
Built upon this Rock of Ages,
Stands the Church forevermore.
2 God in Christ, with man united,
Died the death which justice sought;
Hell dismayed and heav'n delighted
Saw what sov'reign mercy wrought.
God the Son wrought our salvation
By the ransom of His blood:
This is our secure foundation,
This our everlasting good.
3 O Thou theme of patriarchs' story,
Israel's Hope and David's Son,
Prophets' and apostles' glory,
God and Man, forever one!
Ev'ry knee shall bow before Thee,
Ev'ry tongue confess Thee Lord.
Rock of Ages, we adore Thee,
Mighty God, Incarnate Word!
Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #508