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The Solid Rock

Words by Edward Mote (1797-1874), circa 1834
Tune: SOLID ROCK, by William B. Bradbury, 1863
Key signature: F major (1 flat)
Time signature: 3/4
Meter: with Refrain
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1. My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.
Refrain: On Christ the solid Rock I stand, All other ground is sinking sand; All other ground is sinking sand.
2. When darkness veils His lovely face, I rest on His unchanging grace. In every high and stormy gale, My anchor holds within the veil.
3. 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.
4. 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.The Solid Rock