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On What Are You Building

Are you building your house on the sand, brother?

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [Are you building your house on the sand, brother?]
Published in 9 hymnals

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you building your house on the sand, brother?
Title: On What Are You Building
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: Let us build on the Rock



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Carols of Joy #116

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Christian Life Songs #114

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Gates of Praise #49

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Gates of Praise #49

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Good Tidings #A30

Joy and Praise for Sunday Schools #d4

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Selection of Hymns, for the use of the first M. E. Church, Cape May City #14

Sing Out the Glad News #d2

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Songs of the Kingdom #90

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