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 now
And evermore draw near;
Accept each faithful vow, And every suppliant hear.
In copious shower
On all who pray Each holy day Your blessing 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 blest To endless rest Are called away.
Hymn # 209 from Lutheran Worship
Author: John Darwall
Tune: Darwall’s 148th
1st Published in: 1837