My Light, Rock and Hope

by Sangeeta Guha
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

All other ground is sinking sand.

All other ground is sinking sand.

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.

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.

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

This hymn, called "The Solid Rock," was written by Edward Mote in the early nineteenth century. He called it "Gracious Experience of a Christian." It joyfully proclaims our standing upon the rock, who is Christ, and who is our righteousness. The words are in the public domain. Composer John Stainer, Tune: Magdalen


Light House on Rock
Watercolor: Sangeeta Guha, 2014

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