Scripture Verse

The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. Psalm 118:22–23


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. A ho­san­na for the Lord’s day; or, a new song of sal­va­tion by Christ.

Music: Lou­van Vir­gil C. Tay­lor, Cho­ral An­thems (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: 1850) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Tay­lor (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Lo! what a glo­ri­ous cor­ner-stone
The Jew­ish build­ers did refuse;
But God hath built His Church there­on,
In spite of en­vy and the Jews.

Great God, the work is all di­vine,
The joy and won­der of our eyes;
This is the day that proves it Thine,
The day that saw our Sav­ior rise.

Sinners, re­joice; and saints, be glad;
Hosanna, let His name be blessed;
A thou­sand ho­nors on His head,
With peace, and light, and glo­ry rest!

In God’s own name He comes to bring
Salvation to our dy­ing race;
Let the whole Church ad­dress their king
With hearts of joy and songs of praise.