747. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

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 and stay;
With all your loving-kindness
hear you people as they pray,
and your fullest benediction
shed within its 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 thee 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
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:4-10; Ephesians 2:13-22; Psalm 118:21-24
Topic: Reformation Day; Community in Christ
Source: Latin hymn, c. 7th century
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Arranger: Ernest Hawkins, 1802-1868
Composer: Henry Purcell, 1659-1695
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Key: G Major



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