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Bygger du ditt hus på sanden

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1 Bygger du ditt hus på sanden
Här bland storm och vindens sus?
Eller bygger du på klippan,
Som står fat vid böljans brus?

Kör:
Det uar viktigt, det är viktigt
Se dig själf i ordets ljus!

2 Fäster du ditt hopp på Kristus?
Där är säker byggnadsgrund;
Då går du ock trygg mot faran
I den vilda stormens tund,

Kör:
Och din sällhet, och din sällhet
Kan ej rubbas af sin grund.

3 Bygg på klippan, bygg på klippan!
Snart kan slagregn komma på!
Stormens makter äro stora,
Hårdt skall hoppet pröfvas då.

Kör:
Bygg på klippan, bygg på klippan,
Evigt skall du då bestå.

Source: Lutherförbundets Sångbok #S97

Author: Elizabeth Codner

CODNER, Elizabeth (née Harris) was born in Dartmouth, Devon in 1823. Croydon, Surrey, 28 March 1919. She was interested in the mission field from an early age, and two of her early publications were entitled The Missionary Ship (1853) and The Missionary Farewell (1854) relating to the Patagonia Mission (later the South American Missionary Society). She married William Pennefather at the Mildmay Protestant Mission in London, and edited the mission’s monthly Woman’s Work in the Great Harvest Field. At age 17, she was editing a magazine for the Patagonia Mission, later the South American Missionary Society. She died in Croydon, Surrey on 28 March 1919. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

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First Line: Bygger du ditt hus på sanden
English Title: Lord, I hear of showers of blessing
Author: Elizabeth Codner
Meter: 8.7.8.7 with refrain
Language: Swedish
Copyright: Public Domain

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