You are our Sovereign; for your righteousness we thirst!
Our kind you formed from the dust of the earth--
Adam from adamah,
humans from humus.
You created your people,
bricks of baked clay.
You are our cornerstone--
it is your strength and steadfastness
that give us form and function.
You join us into one:
one structure, one purpose,
one holy house for the kingdom of God.
Once you knelt to form a figure in the mud;
kneel once again and lay your hands upon us!
Form your people
fragmented and flawed
into one holy nation,
one republic of righteousness.
Marshal the peoples of the earth
with the clarion call of your trumpet!
Come, O Cornerstone our King!
Come and rule over us!
Without your strength,
we are nothing--
a pile of bricks
a puddle of mud.
You have made us alive;
Come and make us one!
Save us, O God!
“O Come, O Come Emmanuel” vs 7
O come, O King of nations, come,
O Cornerstone that binds in one:
refresh the hearts that long for you;
restore the broken, make us new.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to you, O Israel.