1 To-day we lay the corner stone,
To rear our sacred walls upon,
A house for God, who's pledg'd to be
Where he is sought by two or three.
2 Where I record my name, says he,
And where my children honor me,
There I will come to own and bless
My ordinances with success.
3 But Jesus is the corner stone,
For us to build our hopes upon;
On him the edifice may rise
Sublime in light, beyond the skies.
4 When storms and tempests round prevail,
Whirlwind and thunder, fire and hail:
'Tis he our trembling souls shall hide,
On him securely we abide.
5 Dear Shepherd of thine Israel,
Who didst between the cherubs dwell;
Here, to our waiting hearts proclaim
The sweetness of thy saving name.
6 Here may we prove the power of prayer,
To strengthen faith, and sweeten care;
To teach our faint desires to rise,
And bring all heaven before our eyes.
7 God of the churches! thou art near;
Nor short thine arm, nor deaf thine ear,
Oh rend the heavens, come quickly down,
And make a thousand hearts thine own.
Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #360
|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #360||Laying the corner Stone for a Church||To-day we lay the corner stone||L. M.||1845||The Church | Congregational|
|Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d551||Today we lay the corner stone||Today we lay the corner stone||1850|
|Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #523||Today we lay the corner stone||Today we lay the corner stone||Isaiah 28:16-17||1838||Dedicating of a Church ||
|Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #490||Today we lay the corner stone||Today we lay the corner stone||1850|
|Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #594||Today we lay the corner stone||Today we lay the corner stone||1832|
|Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #594||To day we lay the corner stone||To day we lay the corner stone||L. M.||1828||Kingdom and Church of Christ | Laying the corner stone of a Church; Laying the corner stone for a church ||
|Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #594||Today we lay the corner stone||Today we lay the corner stone||1842|