"Christ, Thou Art the Sure Foundation"
by unknown author
Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(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.
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"