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Building on the Rock

I builded on Rock, on the Rock of God

Author: Caroline Rice
Tune: [I builded on the Rock, on the Rock of God]
Published in 11 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. I builded on the Rock, on the Rock of God,
Builded on the Rock, Christ Jesus;
I dug down deep and builded on the Rock,
Builded on the Rock of God.

Refrain
I hold not the Rock, but the Rock holds me,
The Rock holds me, the Rock holds me;
I rest on the Rock, and the Rock holds me,
Resting on the Rock of God.

2. Why should I fear when the winds sweep by?
Builded on the Rock, Christ Jesus;
Or shaken be when the waves roll high?
Builded on the Rock of God. [Refrain]

3. Hush, raging billows at His command,
Builded on the Rock, Christ Jesus;
Oh, peace be still ’neath His loving hand!
Builded on the Rock of God. [Refrain]

4. Praise God for our foundation sure!
Builded on the Rock, Christ Jesus;
No storms can harm our home secure,
Builded on the Rock of God. [Refrain]

Author: Caroline Rice

Rice, Caroline Laura. Nutter, in his Hymn Studies, &c, 1884, says that "Wilt Thou hear the voice of praise?" (For Sunday School Use), was “contributed to this Hymnal [Meth. Episcopal] in 1877. It was written originally for a Sunday-school celebration; . . .Caroline Laura Rice, b. in 1819, is the wife of the Rev. William Rice, D.D., of Springfield, Mass." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I builded on Rock, on the Rock of God
Title: Building on the Rock
Author: Caroline Rice
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I hold not the Rock, but the Rock holds me
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #686
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Instances

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Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #214
The Cyber Hymnal #686TextScoreAudio
Include 9 pre-1979 instances



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