The Solid Rock

Friday, June 4, 2010


I recently pulled a book off the shelf, which my parents gave me for my birthday in 1994: All Things Bright and Beautiful, by Laura Lewis Lanier. It is a collection of her paintings, along with personal essays, Bible verses, and hymns, that have provided inspiration. One of the featured hymns is, The Solid Rock. After I read it, the tune was in my head all day, and it provided a lot of comfort. I hope you enjoy it, too.


The Solid Rock

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.

When darkness seems to hide his face
I rest on his unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

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

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.

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

Edward Mote, 1832


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2 Responses to “The Solid Rock”

  1. Thanks for the memory, Courtney, and for putting that great hymn in my head too.

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  2. Thanks for the memory, Courtney, and for putting that great hymn in my head too.

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