"Christ, Thou Art the Sure Foundation" by unknown author Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.329 1. Christ, Thou art the sure Foundation, Thou the Head and Corner-stone; Chosen of the Lord and precious Binding all the Church in one; Thou Thy Zion's Help forever And her Confidence alone. 2. To this temple, where we call Thee, Come, O Lord of hosts, today; With Thy wonted loving-kindness Hear Thy servants as they pray And Thy fullest benediction Shed within these walls alway. 3. Here voucesafe to all Thy servants What they ask of Thee to gain, What they gain from Thee forever With the blessed to retain, And hereafter in Thy 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.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Debbie Harris and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: email@example.com
Notes: Hymn #466 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 1 Kings 9:3 Author: unknown, c. 700, cento Translated by: John M. Neale, 1851, alt. Titled: "Angularis fundamentum" Composer: Henry Smart, 1867 Tune: "Regent Square"
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