"Christ Is Our Corner-Stone"
                              by unknown author 
                  Translated by John Chandler, 1806-1876
                                 Text From:
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.328

        1. Christ is our Corner-stone,
        On Him alone we build;
        With His true saints alone
        The courts of heaven are filled.
        On His great love
        Our hopes we place
        Of present grace
        And joys above.

        2. Oh, then, with hymns of praise
        These hallowed courts shall ring;
        Our voices we will raise
        The three in One to sing
        And thus proclaim
        In joyful song,
        Both loud and long.
        That glorious name.

        3. Here, gracious God, do Thou
        Forevermore draw nigh;
        Accept each faithful vow
        And mark each suppliant sigh.
        In copious shower
        On all who pray
        Each holy day,
        Thy blessing pour.

        4. Here may we gain from heaven
        The grace which we implore,
        And may that grace, once given,
        Be with us evermore
        Until that day
        When all the blest
        To endless rest
        Are called away!

Notes: Hymn #465 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 1 Kings 9:3 Author: unknown, c. 700, cento Translated by: John Chandler, 1837 Titled: "Angularis fundamentum" Composer: John Darwall, 1770 Tune: "Darwrall's 148th"
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