Purcell, Henry : Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (Westminster Abbey)


Purcell, Henry : Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (Westminster Abbey)

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About 'Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (Westminster Abbey)'

Artist: Purcell, Henry (biography)   (sheet music)
Born:1659 , London
Died:1695 , London
The Artist:Probably the greatest English composer, Purcell spent most of his life at the Royal court in London. He wrote one opera, Dido and Aeneas, which is one of his most popular works.
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by John Mason Neale

Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ, our head and cornerstone,
chosen of the Lord and precious,
binding all the Church in one;
holy Zion's help forever,
and our confidence alone.

To this temple, where we call you,
come, O Lord of hosts, and stay;
come, with all your loving-kindness;
hear your people as they pray,
and your fullest benediction
shed within these walls today.

Here bestow on all your servants
what they seek from you to gain.
What they gain from you, forever
with the blessed to retain;
and hereafter in your glory
evermore with you to reign.

Praise and honor to the Father,
praise and honor to the Son,
praise 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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