Praise the Rock of our salvation, Laud his name

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1 Praise the Rock of our salvation,
Laud His name from zone to zone;
On that rock the Church is builded,
Christ himself the corner-stone;
Vain against our rock-built Zion
Winds and waters, fire and hail;
Christ is in her midst; against her
Sin and hell shall not prevail.

2 Built of living stones, cemented
By the Spirit's unity,
Based on prophets and apostles,
Firm in faith and stayed on Thee,
May Thy Church, O Lord Incarnate,
Grow in grace, in peace, in love;
Emblem of the heavenly Zion,
The Jerusalem above.

3 Where Thou reignest, King of Glory,
Throned in everlasting light,
Midst Thy saints, no more is needed
Sun by day, nor moon by night:
Soon may we those portals enter
When this earthly strife is o'er;
There to dwell with saints and angels,
In Thy presence evermore.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #77

Author: Benjamin Webb

Webb, Benjamin, M.A., was born in London in 1820, and was educated in St. Paul's School; whence he passed to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1838, B.A. 1842, M.A. 1845. Ordained by the Bishop [Monk] of Gloucester and Bristol he was Assistant Curate of Kemeston in Gloucestershire, 1843-44; of Christ Church, St. Pancras, 1847-49; and of Brasted, Kent, 1849-51; at which date he was presented to the P. C. of Sheen in Staffordshire, which he held until 1862, when he became Vicar of St. Andrews, Wells Street, London. In 1881 the Bishop [Jackson] of London collated him to the Prebend of Portpool in St. Paul's Cathedral. Mr. Webb was one of the Founders of the Cambridge Camden, afterwards the Ecclesiological Society; and the Editor of the Ecclesio… Go to person page >

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First Line: Praise the Rock of our salvation, Laud his name
Author: Benjamin Webb

Tune

BETHANY (Smart)

BETHANY, named after the village near Jerusalem, is a suitably dramatic tune for the song text. It was composed by Henry Smart (b. Marylebone, London, England, 1813; d. Hampstead, London, 1879), a capable composer of church music who wrote some very fine hymn tunes (REGENT SQUARE, 354, is the best-k…

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GAYLORD


BEECHER

John Zundel's BEECHER (named after Henry Ward Beecher, his pastor) was first published in his Christian Heart Songs (1870) as a setting for Charles Wesley's "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" (568). The tune is also known as ZUNDEL. Approximating the shape of a rounded bar form (AA'BA'), BEECHER is…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #604Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #604Page Scan
Christian Hymnal #d390
Church Hymnal #189Page Scan
Gloria in Excelsis #d556
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #616Page Scan
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d612
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #830Page Scan
Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #441Page Scan
Mennonite Brethren Church Hymnal #165
Mennonite Hymn Book #d283
Processional Hymns, for Use in the Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, New York #d41
The Book of Common Praise, being the Hymn Book of the Church of England in Canada. Annotated ed. #d541
The Book of Worship #239Page Scan
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #694Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d600
The Evangelical Hymnal #436Page Scan
The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d403
The Lutheran Hymnary #77TextPage Scan
The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d496
Treasure Songs for Schools and Churches #d180



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