Christ is made the sure foundation (StF 677)

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Christ is made the sure foundation 

Source: Singing the Faith: 677
Words: John Mason Neale
Music: “Westminster Abbey” by Henry Purcell adapted Ernest Hawkins
Metre: 87.87.87.
Verses: 4

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The example of Jesus and his position as “Lord” in Christian tradition is the start and ending point of a way of talking about God that inspires many pleas for Christian unity and outward looking discipleship. The theme is central to this 7th or 8th century hymn translated by John Mason Neale: “Christ is made the sure foundation, / Christ the head and corner-stone”.

See also Fred Pratt Green’s What shall our greeting be: sign of our unity? (StF 691) and Life and Unity in the Church.

Categories: 87.87.87., Gathering, Hawkins, Ernest, Life and Unity in the Church, Neale, John Mason, Praise, Purcell, Henry, Westminster Abbey.

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