Christ is Made the Sure Foundation Top Pick

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For unison choir (with descant) and Organ.  A Hymn-Anthem on the tune "Westminster Abbey".  A not too difficult setting of the well known tune by Purcell with a thrilling descant on the last verse!

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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 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 people 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 forever

with the blessed to retain,

and hereafter in thy glory

evermore with thee to reign.