The sure foundation

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1. I will build my house upon the Rock,
And I know it will stand forever;
Tho' the rains descend and fierce winds blow,
I am sure it will fall, no never.

Christ is the Rock, Christ is the Rock,
Rock of my salvation;
Here will I build, here will I build,
On the sure foundation

2. No foundation can by man be laid,
Than the one which the Lord hath taken;
'Tis a Corner Stone precious, elect,
By the tempests of earth ne'er shaken. [Chorus]

3. On the solid Rock I'll dwell secure,
And I'll sing of the sure foundation,
Till the storms of life are over past,
Then rejoice in complete salvation. [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #63

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

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First Line: I will build my house upon the rock
Title: The sure foundation
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: Christ is the Rock



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