|C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.|
|Corner Stone Laying|
| To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious.|| 1|
| Christ is the foundation of all our hopes for time and for eternity. Oh, build on this divine foundation! All other foundations are sinking sand.|
Robert S. MacArthur, D.D.
| These fair stones remind us that ere long it will be our privilege to worship God in a place of greater beauty and dignity than has thus far been our lot.|
S. C. Edsall.
| May the influence of this great church be found for Christ in every part of this world!|
| May the whole structure be one of the treasures opened by wise men for the incarnate Christ. May every passer-by hear echoing from its walls the angelic song, Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy.|
| May this temple have for its cornerstone Christ in theology, Christ in worship, Christ in work, Christ in characterfour-sided, square, and perfect. May there not be one square foot of standing-room for the preacher who takes one verse from the Bible or one star from the brow of the Christ. May form and superstition and idolatry be banished from its worship, and lines never be drawn between the worshipers. Over every one of its nine entrances let the chisel cut that large gospel word, Whosoever.|