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 forever,
And her confidence alone.
2 To this temple, where we call you,
Come, O Lord of hosts, today;
With your wonted lovingkindness
Hear your servants as they pray.
And your fullest benediction
Shed in all its bright array.
3 Grant, we pray, to all your people,
All the grace they ask to gain;
What they gain from you forever
With the blessèd to retain,
And hereafter in your glory
Evermore with you to reign.
|First Line:||Christ is made the sure foundation|
|Title:||Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation|
|Latin Title:||Angeularis fundamentum|
|Translator:||John M. Neale, 1818-1866|
|Meter:||8 7 8 7 8 7|
|Scripture:||Psalm 118:24; Matthew 21:33-43; John 2:13-25; John 3:16; 1 Peter 2:4-6|