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Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

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.

When darkness veils his lovely face,
I rest upon unchanging grace;
In ev'ry rough 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 I shall launch in worlds unseen,
O may I then be found in him;
Dressed in his righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

Edward Mote, 1834
Tune: Solid Rock, William B. Bradbury, 1863

Rebecca's theme for the month of October is simply the Gospel. As I've been thinking about what I am going to post related to this theme, I've realized that almost all of the hymns that I love relate back to the subject of the gospel. That is as it should be because it is true that my life, as well as my hope, is built on nothing less.

If you'd like to participate in the theme of the Gospel during this month, visit Rebecca and view the guidelines here.


ellen b. said...

Boy this very song has been going through my head this week with everything else that man and I want to put our hope in this is such a wonderful reminder of where our true hope is! Love it...

rosemary said...

I love this hymn! Its words have given me such encouragement in the 'dark hours' for many years.