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370. My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

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

2 When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In ev'ry high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

3 His oath, His covenant, and blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When ev'ry earthly prop gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

4 When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found,
Clothed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: My hope is built on nothing less
Title: My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
Author: Edward Mote (c. 1834, cento)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Faith and Justification
Tune Information
Name: MAGDALEN
Composer: John Stainer (1873, arr.)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Key: C Major



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