517. Christ Is Our Cornerstone

1 Christ is our cornerstone,
on him alone we build;
with his true saints alone
the courts of heav'n are filled;
on his great love our hopes we place,
of present grace and joys above.

2 O 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 now
for evermore draw near,
accept each faithful vow,
and ev'ry suppliant hear.
In copious show'r on all who pray
each holy day your blessings pour!

4 Here may we gain from heav'n
the grace which we implore;
and may that grace, once giv'n,
be with us evermore,
until that day when all the blessed
to endless rest are called away!

Text Information
First Line: Christ is our cornerstone
Title: Christ Is Our Cornerstone
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Chandler (1837)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Nature of the Church; Christ--Cornerstone, our; Church--Dedication of a building (3 more...)
Source: Latin, 7th cent.
Tune Information
Composer: John Darwall (1770)
Key: C Major
Notes: 342 D in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns

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