Advent Hymnals

032. BUILD ON THE ROCK

Christ in Song,

1.
We'll build on the Rock, the living rock,
On Jesus, the Rock of Ages;
So shall we abide the fearful shock,
When loud the tempest rages.

Chorus:
We'll build on the Rock,
We'll build on the Rock;
We'll build on the Rock, on the solid Rock,
On Christ, the mighty Rock.

2.
Some build on the sinking sands of life,
On visions of earthly treasure;
Some build on the waves of sin and strife,
Of fame, and worldly pleasure.  [Chorus]

3.
O build on the Rock, forever sure,
The firm and the true foundation;
Its hope is the hope which shall endure,
The hope of our salvation.  [Chorus]

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Title Build on the Rock
Key A♭ Major
Titles We'll build on the Rock,
First Line We'll build on the Rock, the living Rock
Author F. E. B.
Year 1908
Composer F. E. Belden
Hymnal -
Tune We'll build on the Rock, the living Rock
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# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Invitation and Repentance; Christ: Christ Our Foundation; Invitation and Repentance: Call Accepted
Texts Matthew 27:24-25
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