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The solid rock

O if my house is built upon a rock

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Oh, if my house is built upon a rock]
Published in 28 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Oh, if my house is built upon a rock,
I know it will stand forever;
The floods may come,
And the rolling thunder’s shock,
May beat upon my house
That is founded on a rock,
But it never will fall, never will fall,
Never, never, never.

Refrain:
My rock is firm, it is my sure foundation,
’Tis Jesus Christ, my loving Savior,
Jesus Christ, my loving Savior,
The rock of my salvation,
The rock of my salvation.

2 For He whose word is lasting as the hills,
Whose truth is unchanging ever,
Hath said my house
On the solid rock shall stand,
He’ll hold it by His might
In the hollow of His hand,
And it never will fall, never will fall,
Never, never, never. [Refrain]

3 Oh, if my house is built upon the sand,
’Twill fall when the floods are swelling;
The winds will blow,
And the tempest will descend
And beat upon my house
That is built upon the sand,
And surely it will fall—never to rise,
Never, never, never. [Refrain]

4 Then let my house be built upon a rock,
For there it will stand forever;
The floods may come,
And the rolling thunder’s shock
May beat upon my house
That is founded on a rock,
But it never will fall, never will fall,
Never, never, never. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9443

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O if my house is built upon a rock
Title: The solid rock
Author: Fanny Crosby
Refrain First Line: My rock is firm, it is my sure foundation

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9443
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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