Building on the Rock

We are building on the Rock which no tempest ever can shock]

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [We are building on the Rock which no tempest e'er can shock]
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1 We are building on the Rock which no tempest e’er can shock,
Tho’ the adverse winds may round us roar;
Our foundation’s sure and strong, we are here to conquer wrong,
Trusting Him whose aid we now implore.

Refrain:
On the Rock, on the Rock,
It has stood for ages, still it stands secure,
On the Rock, blessed Rock,
We are building on the Rock, Christ Jesus.

2 No foundation could we lay in our own imperfect way,
Which would stand the storms that may assail;
But on Christ the solid Rock, we shall be a sheltered flock,
For His loving care will e’er prevail. [Refrain]

3 Let us labor then and sing, in this temple of the King;
In His service true we shall be blest;
In harmonious, happy bands, loyal hearts, united hands,
Our reward, eternal peace and rest. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #228

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

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First Line: We are building on the Rock which no tempest ever can shock]
Title: Building on the Rock
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Refrain First Line: On the Rock, on the Rock

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