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On The Rock Of Ages

Are you building on the Rock of Ages?

Author: Austin Taylor (1910, alt.)
Tune: [Are you building on the Rock of Ages] (Grammer)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Are you building on the Rock of Ages?
Are you building on the sinking sand?
Are you building on a sure foundation?
Will your house the rain and tempests stand?

Are you building, building on the Rock?
Are you building on the Rock of Ages?
When you answer judgment’s call,
Will your building stand or fall?
Are you building on the Rock of Ages?

2 Are you building for the life eternal?
Are you firmly set on Christ, the Rock?
Is your hope on solid ground abiding?
Can you stand the awful judgment shock? [Refrain]

3 Are you building on the Rock of Ages?
Are you building for eternity?
Are you going to the home supernal?
With the angels then to ever be? [Refrain]

4 Are you building for a home in Heaven?
Are you careful how you lay each stone?
Is your hope and faith in God unchanging?
Have you built your house on Christ alone? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8655

Author: Austin Taylor

Austin Taylor (October 14, 1881 – January 1, 1973) Austin Taylor was born October 14, 1881 in Morgantown, Kentucky. He served Churches of Christ, one of three branches of the Stone-Campbell Movement for all of his long life as a song writer, song leader, minister, preacher, teacher, and singing school leader. The school he helped to found, the Texas Normal Singing School, still holds its camp every Summer. The Taylors moved to Sherman, TX in 1890. There Austin began his music career as a singing school teacher and song writer. Two of his outstanding teachers were Horatio Richmond Palmer (1834-1907) of New York, who wrote songs such as “Master the Tempest is Raging,” “Angry Words,” and “O Lord, Our Lord,” and Dr. Horace Neel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you building on the Rock of Ages?
Title: On The Rock Of Ages
Author: Austin Taylor (1910, alt.)
Source: Song Crown by Austin Taylor et al. (Austin, TX: Foundation Publishing House, 1912)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Are you building, building on the Rock?
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8655
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The Cyber Hymnal #8655

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