Lyrics for The Solid Rock

Lyrics for The Solid Rock. Bible verse Psalm 18:2.

Edward Mote was a carpenter and while walking to his work one day, he began thinking of writing a hymn. This hymn was written in a single day.

He sang it for the wife of a friend who is sick. She enjoyed it very much. Mote was pleased that she found comfort in his verses and had it printed for distribution among his friends.

Lyrics for The Solid Rock

Words by Edward Mote (1797-1874)
Music by William Bradbury (1816–1868)

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
O 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

Two Covers for The Solid Rock

The hymn refers to Jesus as the Rock. Bible reference Psalm 18:2:

The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.