The Solid Rock Lyrics | Psalm 18:2

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The Solid Rock lyrics sang of Jesus as the solid rock. This hymn is inspired by Psalm 18:2.

the solid rock lyrics
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The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Psalm 18:2

Most of us are familiar that Jesus is our Solid Rock. We sang it enthusiastically but do we know WHY Jesus is the Solid Rock?

Listen carefully to the Solid Rock lyrics and you will know.

The Solid Rock Lyrics

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

The words were penned by Edward Mote who lived from 1797 to 1874. He was a carpenter before becoming a pastor. It was said that he wrote this hymn in a single day while walking to work.

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.

The verses were originally titled “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less“. It was later sung to a melody written by William Bradbury (1816–1868) called The Solid Rock. The match was very popular and the hymn came to be known as The Solid Rock.

Another rendition of The Solid Rock