Building on the Rock

On the solid rock I am building

Author: David E. Dortch
Tune: [On the solid Rock I am building]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On the solid Rock I am building,
And my home will surely stand the storm;
Tho’ the tempest rage fierce and madly,
All is safe, for it can do no harm.

Refrain:
On the solid Rock is my building sure,
Tho’ the tempest shock, still it is secure.
On the solid Rock I am building,
And my house will surely stand the storm.

2 On the solid Rock I am building,
Precious stones, gold, silver, may all be
That I place each day in the temple,
I am building for eternity. [Refrain]

3 On the solid Rock I am building,
Wood and hay and stubble will not stand
For the fires of God will destroy them,
His approval they can ne’er command. [Refrain]

4 On the solid Rock I am building,
And my work will surely there abide;
Then the Lord will say, Faithful servant,
A reward awaits you by my side. [Refrain]

5 O my brother, where are you building,
Is your house upon the Rock, or sand?
When the winds and waves beat upon it,
Will it fall in wreck, or will it stand? [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #55

Author: David E. Dortch

Born: March 5, 1851, The­ta, Ten­nes­see. Died: No­vem­ber 9/11, 1928, Ten­nes­see. Buried: Rose Hill Cem­e­te­ry, Co­lum­bia, Ten­nes­see. Dortch was teach­ing mu­sic in Mau­ry, Ten­ness­ee, in 1880, and was work­ing as an evan­gel­ist by 1886. His works in­clude: Tid­ings of Joy (Co­lum­bia, Ten­nes­see: 1878) National Tid­ings of Joy (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Na­tion­al Bap­tist Con­ven­tion of Amer­i­ca, 1878) Gospel Mel­o­dies, with Will­iam Dale & Charles Pol­lock (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Cum­ber­land Pres­by­ter­ian Pub­lish­ing House, 1890) Spirit and Life, with Ed­mund Lo­renz (Day­ton, Ohio: Chris­tian Pub­lish­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, 1893)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On the solid rock I am building
Title: Building on the Rock
Author: David E. Dortch
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Crowning Day No. 3 #55

Golden Grain #d86

Gospel Voices #d87

Kingdom Songs No. 2 #d165

Pearls of Paradise #d60

Songs of Calvary and Pentecost #d107

Spirit and Life #d115

Sunday School Chimes #d93

The Shining Way No. 2 #d76

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