Foundation Stone

Behold a stone in Zion laid

Author: Tracy Clinton
Tune: [There stands a rock on shores of time]
Published in 12 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Behold, a stone in Zion laid,
A tried, a sure foundation stone;
Thrice blest are they whose hopes are staid
Upon this base, and this alone.

Some build their hopes on the ever-drifting sand,
Some on their fame, or their treasure, or their land;
Mine's on a Rock that forever will stand,
Jesus, the "Rock of Ages."

2 Storms may arise, and tempests blow,
And beat with fury on this Rock,
Still it remains, though waves o'erflow,
Unmoved amid the fiercest shock. [Refrain]

3 Ne'er shall the gates of hell prevail
O'er those who in the Lord abide;
Safely they dwell, though foes assail,
Forever near the Savior's side. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #127

Author: Tracy Clinton

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Text Information

First Line: Behold a stone in Zion laid
Title: Foundation Stone
Author: Tracy Clinton
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Some build their hopes on the ever drifting sand
Copyright: Public Domain



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Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Band Music #21

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Redeemer's Praise #67

Sing Out the Glad News #d4

Songs of Praises #d9

The Canadian Hymnal #28

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The Canadian Hymnal #28

The Canadian Hymnal #28

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The Christian Sunday School Hymnal #127


The Cyber Hymnal #480

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The Evangel of Song #102

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The New Canadian Hymnal #195

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The New Canadian Hymnal #195

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