This song is titled My Hope is Built and sometimes The Solid Rock
My Hope is Built
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.
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.
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.
Words: Edward Mote, circa 1834; first appeared in Mote’s Hymns of Praise, 1836.
6 thoughts on “My Hope is Built ~ Hymn”
In this day of terrible uncertainty thank God we who know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior have a Solid Rock to stand on and nothing to fear. Our future life is sure and certain with The Mighty God who has it all planned out for us. Glorious forever with Him.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame…Amen! Perfect hymn for such a day when a rabbi is mowed down in our own country and all of hell seems to be breaking loose.
How I’ve missed singing this hymn and those words of hope.
The words of this hymn are glorious! He is indeed the Rock, a sure foundation!
Love singing that song! It also makes a lovely lullabye to one’s self when the brain goes into fret mode and needs to be put to rest.
Love that song! “I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus name.” I think that says it all …