"Christ, Thou Art the Sure Foundation"
                           by unknown author 
                Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866
                              Text From:
           (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.

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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