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Jesus Christ the Corner Stone

On this stone now laid with prayer

Author: John Pierpont
Published in 39 hymnals

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1 On this stone now laid with prayer
Let Thy church rise strong and fair;
Ever, Lord, Thy Name be known,
Where we lay this corner-stone.

2 Let Thy holy Child, who came
Man from error to reclaim,
And for sinners to atone,
Bless, with Thee, this corner-stone.

3 May Thy Spirit here give rest
To the heart by sin oppressed,
And the seeds of truth be sown,
Where we lay this corner-stone.

4 Open wide, O God, Thy door,
For the outcast and the poor,
Who can call no house their own,
Where we lay this corner-stone.

5 By wise master-builders squared,
Here be living stones prepared
For the temple near Thy throne,
Jesus Christ its Corner-stone.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #274

Author: John Pierpont

Pierpont, John, son of James Pierpont, of Litchfield, Connecticut, was born at Litchfield, April 6, 1785, and educated at Yale College, where he graduated in 1804. After fulfilling engagements as a Tutor in New Haven, and in Charlestown, South Carolina, he was admitted to the Bar in 1812. Shortly after he retired and went into business, only to leave it also, and to pass on to Harvard College as a student in theology. In 1819 he succeeded Dr. Holley as the pastor of the Unitarian congregation in Hollis Street, Boston. At length his zeal against intemperance and slavery caused him to resign his charge in 1840 [sic. 1845] (see Lothrop's Proceedings of an Eccl. Council in the case of the Hollis Street Meeting and the Rev. J. Pierpont). At this… Go to person page >

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First Line: On this stone now laid with prayer
Title: Jesus Christ the Corner Stone
Author: John Pierpont
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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