The Solid Rock

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.

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

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.

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,
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.

– Words by Edward Mote

This beautiful hymn presents several truths from God’s Word. First, Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). His blood washes away sin and grants His sheep His righteousness. Second, He is immutable. Malachi 3:6, “For I the LORD do not change.” Third, Christ is coming again for His sheep. He bought them with his blood, he paid for their sins on the cross, and he has dressed them in His righteousness alone (Zech. 3:4). Only in His robes of righteousness can a person stand before a Holy God.

So, let me ask you this: Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? Are your eyes fixed on the unchangeable God? Are you clothed in His righteousness? Have you built your house on the Rock, so that when the rain falls and the winds blow and beat on your house it will not fall? Or have you built your house on the sand, so that when the rain falls and the winds blow and beat against your house all that you have is washed away? Repent and believe the Gospel! It is your only hope!

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

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