On Christ salvation rests secure

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1 On Christ salvation rests secure;
the Rock of Ages must endure;
nor can that faith be overthrown
which rests upon the "Living Stone."

2 No other hope shall intervene;
to Him we look, on Him we lean;
other foundations we disown
and build on Christ the "Living Stone."

3 In Him, it is ordained to raise
a temple to Jehovah's praise
composed of all the saints, who own
no Savior but the "Living Stone."

4 View the vast building, see it rise;
the work how great! the plan how wise!
O wondrous fabric, pow'r unknown
that rests it on the "Living Stone."

5 But most adore His precious name;
His glory and His grace proclaim;
for us, condemned, despised, undone,
He gave Himself, the "Living Stone."


Source: Hymns to the Living God #290

Author: Samuel Medley

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liv… Go to person page >

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First Line: On Christ salvation rests secure
Author: Samuel Medley

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WINCHESTER NEW

The original version of WINCHESTER NEW appeared in Musikalisches Handbuch der geistlichen Melodien, published in Hamburg, Germany, in 1690 by Georg Wittwe. It was set to the text “Wer nur den lieben Gott” (see 446). An expanded version of the tune was a setting for "Dir, dir Jehova" (see 203) in…

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