Christ is our cornerstone

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Christ is our cornerstone, 
on him alone we build. 
With his true saints alone 
the courts of heaven are filled. 
On his great love our hopes we place 
of present grace and joys above. 

Oh, then with hymns of praise 
these hallowed courts shall ring. 
Our voices we will raise, 
the Three-in-One to sing, 
and thus proclaim in joyful song 
both loud and long that glorious name. 

Here, gracious God, do thou 
forevermore draw nigh. 
Accept each faithful prayer, 
and mark each suppliant sigh. 
In copious shower on all who pray 
each holy day thy blessings pour! 

Here may we gain from heaven 
the grace which we implore, 
and may that grace, once given, 
be with us evermore, 
until that day when all the blessed 
to endless rest are called away!

#43 in Hymnal: A Worship Book

Words:  anonymous, Angelaris fundamentum lapis, 6th-7th c.,
                      tr. John Chandler, Hymns of the Primitive Church, 1837, alt.
   Tune:  John Darwall, New Universal Psalmodist, 1770

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