1. Founded on Thee, our only Lord,
On Thee, the everlasting Rock,
Thy Church shall stand as stands Thy Word
Nor fear the storm nor dread the shock.
2. For Thee our waiting spirits yearn,
For Thee this house of praises rear,
To Thee with longing hearts we turn;
Come, fix Thy glorious presence here.
3. Come, with Thy Spirit and Thy power,
The Conqueror, once the Crucified.
Our God, our Strength, our King, our Tower,
Here plant Thy throne and here abide.
4. Accept the work our hands have wrought;
Accept, O God, this earthly shrine.
Be Thou our Rock, our Life, our Thought,
And we, as living temples, Thine.
Hymn #637 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Matthew 16:18
Author: Samuel F. Smith,1894
Arranged by: Samuel Dyer, 1828