On Christ the solid Rock I Stand Lyrics

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

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The Solid Rock - The History Behind The Hymn

The solid rock written in 1834,
"for no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid which is Jesus Christ."
1st Corinthians 3:11.
Edward Mote was born into poverty on January 21st 1797 in London. His parents Innkeepers wouldn't allow a bible in their house, but somehow Edward heard the gospel as a teenager and came to Christ.

He eventually became a skilled carpenter and the owner of his own cabinet shop. One morning he recalled "It came into my mind as I went to labor to write a hymn 'On the gracious experience of a Christian'. As I went up to Holborn I had the chorus
on Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand. In the day I had four verses complete and wrote them off.

On the sabbath following I met brother king who informed me that his wife was very ill and asked me to call and see her. I had an early tea and called afterwards. He said that it was his usual custom to sing a hymn, read a portion and engage in prayer
before he went to meeting. He looked for his hymn book but could find it nowhere. I said
"I have some verses in my pocket if he liked we would sing them". We did and his wife enjoyed them
so much that after service he asked me as a favor to leave a copy of them for his wife.

I went home and by the fireside composed the last two verses. wrote the whole off and took them to sister king, as these verses so met the dying woman's case. My attention to them was the more arrested
and I had a thousand printed for distribution. in 1852, Edward 55 gave up his carpentry to pastor
the Baptist church in Horsham Sussex where he ministered 21 years.

He resigned in 1873 in failing health saying, "I think I am going to heaven, yes I am nearing port the truths I have been preaching. I am now living upon and they'll do very well to die upon ah the precious blood".
He passed away at age 77. here's an interesting verse from Mote's original that is omitted from most hymnals today
I trust his righteous character
His counsel promise and His power
His honor and His name's at stake
To save me from the burning lake
On Christ the solid rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand

My Hope is Built on Nothing Less • Sovereign Grace Music Live [Official Lyric Video]

"My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less" is a Christian hymn written by Edward Mote, a pastor at Rehoboth Baptist Church in Horsham, West Sussex. Mote wrote around 100 hymns, this one, which he wrote in 1834, being the best known of his.

"My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less" is part of the gospel hymns genre. The first stanza declare's God's grace; stanzas 2 and 3 concern the application of that grace in times of trouble. In the final stanza, Mote brings his hymn full circle with the ultimate realization of God's grace.

The lyrics vary somewhat among various hymnals, but customarily the phraseology adheres to Mote's original.

The hymn became very popular and has been subject of many interpretations and covers.


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  • Denise Truitt

    A song for the times. Thank you