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!
|First Line:||Christ is our cornerstone|
|Title:||Christ Is Our Cornerstone|
|Translator:||John Chandler (1837)|
|Topic:||Nature of the Church; Christ--Cornerstone, our; Church--Dedication of a building(3 more...)|
|Source:||Latin, 7th cent.|
|Composer:||John Darwall (1770)|
|Notes:||342 D in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns|