1 Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ, the head and cornerstone,
Chosen of the Lord and precious,
Binding all the Church in one,
Holy Zion's help for ever,
And her confidence alone.
2 All that dedicated city,
Dearly loved of God on high,
In exultant jubilation
Pours perpetual melody;
God the One in Three adoring
In glad hymns eternally.
3 To this temple, where we call Thee,
Come, O Lord of hosts today:
With Thy tender lovingkindness
Hear Thy people as they pray,
And Thy fullest benediction
Shed within its walls alway.
4 Here vouchsafe to all Thy servants
What they ask of Thee to gain,
What they gain from Thee for ever
With the blessed to retain,
And hereafter in Thy glory
Evermore with Thee to reign.
5 Laud and honor to the Father,
Laud and honor to the Son,
Laud and honor to the Spirit,
Ever Three and ever One,
One in might, and One in glory,
While unending ages run.
|First Line:||Christ is made the sure foundation|
|Title:||Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation|
|Latin Title:||Angularis fundamentum|
|Translator:||J. M. Neale, 1818-66|
|Meter:||87 87 87|
|Source:||Latin, 6th or 7th cent.|