Only One Foundation

Mine be a hope that is changeless and sure

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [Mine be a hope that is changeless and sure]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Mine be a hope that is changeless and sure,
Strong as the hills that forever endure;
Mine be the joy of a soul that is stayed
On the sure foundation that our God hath laid.

There is only one foundation,
There is only one foundation,
There is only one foundation,
Which is Christ the Lord.

2 Earth with its treasures will soon pass away,
Hopes that were dearest will fade and decay;
Nothing but Jesus abides still the same,
Christ the sure foundation; glory to His name. [Refrain]

3 Ho, all ye fainting and ready to die,
Come to the Rock that is higher than I;
Build with the souls who have gone on before,
On the sure foundation, safe forever more. [Refrain]

Source: The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School: a new collection of songs for worship #4

Author: William Cushing

Rv William Orcutt Cushing USA 1823-1903. Born at Hingham, MA, he read the Bible as a teenager and became a follower of the Orthodox Christian school of thought. At age 18 he decided to become a minister, following in his parents theology. His first pastorate was at the Christian Church, Searsburg, NY. He married Hena Proper in 1854. She was a great help to him throughout his ministry. He ministered at several NY locations over the years, including Searsburg, Auburn, Brookley, Buffalo, and Sparta. Hena died in 1870, and he returned to Searsburg, again serving as pastor there. Working diligently with the Sunday school, he was dearly beloved by young and old. Soon after, he developed a creeping paralysis that caused him to lose his… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Mine be a hope that is changeless and sure
Title: Only One Foundation
Author: William Cushing
Refrain First Line: There is only one foundation
Copyright: Public Domain



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