Founded on a Rock.
With stately towers and bulwarks strong,
Unrivaled and alone,
Loved theme of many a sacred song;
God's holy city shone.
2 Thus fair was Zion's chosen seat,
The glory of all lands;
Yet fairer and in strength complete,
The Christian temple stands.
3 The faithful of each clime and age
This glorious church compose;
Built on a Rock, with idle rage
The threat'ning tempest blows.
4 Fear not; though hostile bands alarm,
Thy God is thy defense;
And weak and powerless every arm