"Founded on Thee, Our Only Lord"
                         by Samuel F. Smith, 1808-1895
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Founded on Thee, our only Lord,
        On Thee, the everlasting Rock,
        Thy Church shall stand as stands Thy Word
        Nor fear the storm nor dread the shock.

        2. For Thee our waiting spirits yearn,
        For Thee this house of praises rear,
        To Thee with longing hearts we turn;
        Come, fix Thy glorious presence here.

        3. Come, with Thy Spirit and Thy power,
        The Conqueror, once the Crucified.
        Our God, our Strength, our King, our Tower,
        Here plant Thy throne and here abide.

        4. Accept the work our hands have wrought;
        Accept, O God, this earthly shrine.
        Be Thou our Rock, our Life, our Thought,
        And we, as living temples, Thine.

Notes: Hymn #637 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Matthew 16:18 Author: Samuel F. Smith,1894 Tune: "Mendon" Arranged by: Samuel Dyer, 1828 Melody: German
This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Marilyn F. Gardner 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: bob_smith@ctsfw.edu Surface Mail: 6600 N. Clinton St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46825 USA Phone: (219) 452-2148 Fax: (219) 452-2126

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