Christ is Made the Sure Foundation

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 for ever, and her confidence alone.

All that dedicated city, dearly loved of God on high,
In exultant jubilation pours perpetual melody,
God the One in Three adoring in glad hymns eternally.

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 its walls alway.

Here vouchsafe to all thy servants what they ask of thee to gain,
What they gain from thee for ever with the bless├Ęd to retain,
And hereafter in thy glory evermore with thee to reign.