"Behold the Sure Foundation-Stone"
                      by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 
                              Text From:
            (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.326

        1. Behold the sure Foundation-stone
        Which God in Zion lays
        To build our heavenly hopes upon
        And His eternal praise.

        2. Chosen of God, to sinners dear,
        Let saints adore the name;  
        They trust their whole salvation here,
        Nor shall they suffer shame.

        3. The foolish builders, scribe and priest,
        Reject it with disdain;
        Yet on this rock the Church shall rest
        And envy rage in vain.

        4. What though the gates of hell withstood
        Yet must this building rise.
        'Tis Thine own work, Almighty God,
        And wondrous in our eyes.

Notes: Hymn #460 from_The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 118:22 Author: Isaac Watts, 1719 Composer: William Croft, 1708 Tune: "St. Anne"
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