The Solid Rock

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This is another well-known hymn proclaiming the fact that we stand on the solid rock of Jesus alone. Whether it is for our justification or for safety in time of danger, both spiritual and physical, we find that Christ holds us fast in His powerful, loving arms. The words have been altered slightly to make them more clear and avoid words and word forms that are archaic, plus another line was added to the chorus to fill it out. May we sense our continued dependency on Christ as we approach Him in worship!


My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust in empty fame,
But wholly lean on Jesus' name.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand, I stand;
He holds me up by His right hand.
All other ground is sinking sand,
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand.

When darkness seems to veil His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy sea
Christ, my anchor, holds on to me.

His oath, His covenant, and blood
Support me in the raging flood:
When all around my soul gives way,
I'll hope in Him and never sway.

Words by Edward Mote (1797-1874). Music by David L. Ward
© 2002, admin by Thousand Tongues


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I really like this verison of Solid Rock! How can I get the chord and lead sheet for it?
» Victor Wainwright on July 16th, 2006

Dear friends over there! This hymn means a lot to me and I like this version and also the way it is sung. Greetings from Germany, Eva
» Eva Kroells on November 16th, 2006

The sound, your heart presentation and words are perfect. Thanks.
» judy on April 6th, 2007

Are the chords available for this version of "Solid Rock"?
» Melissa Bither on August 18th, 2008

For some reason I had an old lead sheet for this song but never added it to the website. It's now attached - enjoy the song for the glory of God!
» David on August 20th, 2008
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