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
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-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
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.