The rock and the sand

On what are you building, my brother

Author: Henry R. Trickett
Tune: [On what are you building, my brother]
Published in 21 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 On what are you building, my brother,
Your hopes of an eternal home?
Is it loose, shifting sand, or the firm, solid rock,
You are trusting for ages to come?

Refrain:
Hearing and doing, we build on the rock;
Hearing alone, we build on the sand;
Both will be tried by the storm and the flood;
Only the rock the trial will stand.

2 On one or the other, my brother,
You're building your hopes day by day;
You are risking your soul on the works that you do;
Will the dark waters sweep you away? [Refrain]

3 Your Savior has warned you, my brother,
I pray you give heed to his voice;
There is life on the rock, but there's death on the sand;
O my brother, pray tell me your choice. [Refrain]

4 No matter how careful, my brother,
The sand for your house you prepare,
'Twill be all swept away when the floods shall descend,
Leaving nothing but death and despair. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #40

Author: Henry R. Trickett

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Text Information

First Line: On what are you building, my brother
Title: The rock and the sand
Author: Henry R. Trickett
Refrain First Line: Hearing and doing, we build on the rock

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Hymnal for Joyous Youth #d184
Christian Hymns #d224
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #180Page Scan
Joy and Praise #36Page Scan
New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #668Page Scan
Popular Hymns #d166
Popular Hymns Revised #d183
Popular Hymns: revised for the Work and Worship of the Church Sunday School. #d184
Songs of Glory, No.2: a collection of beautiful songs for Sunday Schools and the Family Circle #8Page Scan
Songs of Gratitude #d90
Standard Revival Songs, and Bible Readings #d46
The Centennial Hymnal #d304
The Children's Hallelujah #d109
The Christian hymnal: a collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship; in two parts (Rev.) #739Page Scan
The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #40TextAudioPage Scan
The Congregation #d115
The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d137
The Gospel Call: choice songs for revivals, Sunday-schools and the church #107Page Scan
The Helping Hand: extended and dedicated to Sunday schools and praise meetings #41Page Scan
The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #134Page Scan
The Voice of Joy: A Collection of New Songs for the Sunday-School #28Page Scan



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