909. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

1 Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ, our head and cornerstone,
Chosen of the Lord and precious,
Binding all the Church in one;
Holy Zion’s help forever
And our confidence alone.

2 To this temple, where we call You,
Come, O Lord of hosts, and stay;
Come with all Your lovingkindness,
Hear Your people as they pray;
And Your fullest benediction
Shed within these walls today.

3 Grant, we pray, to all Your faithful
All the gifts they ask to gain;
What they gain from You, forever
With the blessed to retain;
And hereafter in Your glory
Evermore with You to reign.

4 Praise and honor to the Father,
Praise and honor to the Son,
Praise and honor to the Spirit,
Ever three and ever one:
One in might and one in glory
While unending ages run!

Text Information
First Line: Christ is made the sure foundation
Title: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
Author: John Mason Neale, 1818-66
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 87 87 87
Scripture: Ephesians 2:20-22; Ephesians 4:15-16; 2 Chronicles 6:18-21; Revelation 21:1-4
Topic: Beginning of Service
Source: Latin, c. 8th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Composer: Henry Purcell, 1659-95
Meter: 87 87 87
Key: G Major or modal



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