The Wise Man and the Foolish Man

The wise man built his house upon the rock

Author: Ann Omley (1948)
Tune: [The wise man built his house upon the rock]
Published in 15 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 The wise man built his house upon the Rock,
The wise man built his house upon the Rock,
The wise man built his house upon the Rock,
And the rains came tumbling down.
The rains came down and the floods came up,
The rains came down and the floods came up,
The rains came down and the floods came up,
But the house on the Rock stood firm.

2 The foolish man built his house upon the sand,
The foolish man built his house upon the sand,
The foolish man built his house upon the sand,
And the rains came tumbling down.
The rains came down and the floods came up,
The rains came down and the floods came up,
The rains came down and the floods came up,
And the house on the sand fell flat.

3 So build your life on the Lord Jesus Christ,
So build your life on the Lord Jesus Christ,
So build your life on the Lord Jesus Christ,
And the blessings will come down.
The blessings come down as your prayers go up,
The blessings come down as your prayers go up,
The blessings come down as your prayers go up,
So build your life on the Lord.

Author: Ann Omley

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Text Information

First Line: The wise man built his house upon the rock
Title: The Wise Man and the Foolish Man
Author: Ann Omley (1948)
Meter: 8.8.8.6 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The rains came down

Timeline

Media

Timeless Truths #1080
  • The_Wise_Man_and_the_Foolish_Man.pdf (PDF)
  • The_Wise_Man_and_the_Foolish_Man.xml (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #735

Text

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #897

TextPage Scan

Sing With Me #118

Audio

Small Church Music #1600

TextScore

Timeless Truths #1080

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