Number: 416
Title: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
Composer: alt. 1861, 1972Henry Purcell (1659-1695-), adapt.
Author: 7th century, Latin Trans. John Mason Neale, 1851;
Scripture: I Corinthians 3:11 Ephesians 2:20 I Peter 2:4-10
Theme: Church

1.  Christ is made the sure foundation,
    Christ the head and cornerstone,
    Chosen of the Lord and precious,
    Binding all the church in one;
    Holy Zion's help forever,
    And our confidence alone.

2.  To this temple, where we call You,
    Come, O Lord of Hosts, today;
    With Your wonted loving-kindness 
    Hear Your people as they pray,
    And Your fullest benediction
    Shed within its walls alway.

3.  Here bestow on all Your servants
    What they ask of You to gain,
    What they gain from You forever
    With the blessed to retain,
    And hereafter in Your glory
    Evermore with You to reign.

4.  Laud and honor to the Father,
    Laud and honor to the Son,
    Laud and honor to the Spirit,
    Ever three and ever one;
    One in might and one in glory
    While unending ages run.