The Church of the Living God

Built on the rock, without spot or wrinkle

Author: R. E. Winsett
Tune: [Built on the Rock]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Built on the Rock,
Without spot or wrinkle,
Is the Church of the Living God;
Born of the Spirit,
Filled with His glory
‘Tis the way the Apostles trod.

Built on the Rock, on the Solid Rock,
Is the Church of the Living God;
The gates of Hell can never prevail,
For ‘tis built on the Solid Rock.

2 Built on the Rock,
Rock revealed to Peter,
It will stand ev’ry raging storm;
Jesus the head,
We the living body,
We are safe from all earthly harm. [Refrain]

3 Built on the Rock,
And ‘twill stand forever,
It is God’s earthly government;
To shine on earth,
And draw Saints togather,
Holy Spirit to earth was sent. [Refrain]

4 Built on the Rock,
And in the One body,
‘Tis the Bride of the Lamb once slain;
The Church of God,
The pure spotless Virgin,
She will forever with Him reign. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #92

Author: R. E. Winsett

Robert Emmett Winsett (January 15, 1876 — June 26, 1952 (aged 76) was an American composer and publisher of Gospel music. Winsett was born in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and graduated from the Bowman Normal School of Music in 1899. He founded his own publishing company in 1903, and his first publication, Winsett's Favorite Songs, quickly became popular among the Baptist and Pentecostal churches of the American South. Pentecostal Power followed in 1907; that year Winsett completed postgraduate work at a conservatory. He married Birdie Harris in 1908, and had three sons and two daughters with her. He settled in Fort Smith, Arkansas, continuing to compose gospel songs, of which he would write over 1,000 in total. He became a minister… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Built on the rock, without spot or wrinkle
Title: The Church of the Living God
Author: R. E. Winsett
Refrain First Line: Built on the rock, the solid rock
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Christian Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #152

His Voice in Song #d13

Latter Rain Revival #d11

Songs of Old-Time Power #d19

Songs of Spiritual Power; Songs that Win #d16

Songs of the Coming King #d9

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Soul Inspiring Songs #92

Vocal Gems #d9

Waves of Joy #d13

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