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 our confidence alone.
2 To this temple, where we call You,
Come, O Lord of Hosts, today;
With Your wonted lovingkindness
Hear Your people as they pray.
And Your fullest benediction
Shed within its walls alway.
3 Here bestow to all Your servants
What they ask of You to gain,
What they gain from You forever
With the blessèd to retain,
And hereafter in Your glory
Evermore with You to reign.
4 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|
|Translator:||John Mason Neale (1851; alt. 1861, 1972)|
|Scripture:||1 Corinthians 3:11; Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:4-10|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: Praise|
|Source:||7th century, Latin|
|Composer:||Henry Purcell (1659-1695, adapt.)|