Tune: WESTMINSTER ABBEY

Composer: Henry Purcell, 1680

Author: Latin, 8th cent., trans. John Mason Neale, 1851

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VERSE 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 for ever,
and her confidence alone.

VERSE 2:
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.

VERSE 3:
Lord, allow to all Your servants
what they ask of You to gain;
what they hold from You, forever
with the blessed to retain,
and hereafter in Your glory
evermore with You to reign.

VERSE 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.
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