My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

Lyrics

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.

Text Information View on Hymnary

First Line:
My hope is built on nothing less
Title:
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
Author:
Edward Mote (1834)
Meter:
8.8.8.8.8.8.8
Language:
English
Refrain First Line:
On Christ the solid rock I stand
Copyright:
Public Domain
Liturgical Use:
Songs of Response

Tune Information View on Hymnary

Title:
SOLID ROCK
Composer:
William B. Bradbury (1863)
Meter:
8.8.8.8.8.8.8
Copyright:
Public Domain