Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The Solid Rock

A song that has really spoken to my heart over the last week or so is an old hymn. It was written by Edward Mote, back in 1834. These past few weeks I have been struggling in a lot of areas; nothing I want to go into here, but suffice it to say, it has been hard. Last week this old hymn began to invade my thoughts and seep its way into my soul. I have always loved this hymn, but right now it is hitting home (especially verses 2 and 3); this is what I need to remember, to hang on to. I find it amazing that an old hymn like this can speak so clearly to our needs today! I hope we never discard these rich expressions of our faith.

The Solid Rock

1. 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.

* 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.

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