118 (2)Psalm 118 Version 2CM
BEHOLD the sure foundation stone,
   Which God in Zion lays,
To build our heavenly hopes upon,
    And for eternal praise.
2  Chosen of God; to sinners dear,
    Is Jesus’ precious name;
We rest our whole salvation here,
    Nor shall we suffer shame.
3  Those ancient builders, scribe and priest,
    Rejected with disdain
The One in Whom the Church would trust,
    And never trust in vain.
4  Though all the powers of hell withstood,
    His Church did surely rise,
The house of our dear Saviour-Lord,
    So marvellous in our eyes.
Isaac Watts, 1674-1748‡