These sayings of mine

Whoso heareth and doeth these sayings

Author: Abner P. Cobb
Tune: [Whoso heareth and doeth "these sayings of mine"]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Whoso heareth and doeth “these sayings of mine,”
I will liken to one, who thro’ storm and thro’ shine,
His house wisely guilds on the firm rock below,
And safe there abides, when the fierce tempests blow.

O blessed Foundation! O tried Cornerstone!
So earnestly longed for, and sought by earth’s sages!
On thee will I build, in thee trust alone,
Thou blessed Redeemer, Thou Rock of the Ages.

2 Whoso heareth and scorneth “theses sayings of mine,”
Is foolishly building thro’ storm and thro’ shine,
His house on the sand, and ‘twill speedily fall,
When the rain shall descend, and the tempest shall fall. [Refrain]

3 Art thou foolish or wise, O, brother of mine?
Art thou heeding thy Savior, thro’ storm and thro’ shine?
On the rock or the sand, oh, tell me, I pray,
On which art thou building thy dwelling each day? [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.1 #145

Author: Abner P. Cobb

Born: October 27, 1853, Woos­ter, Ohio. Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 11, 1923. Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Decatur, Illinois. Cobb’s fam­i­ly moved to De­ca­tur, Il­li­nois, when he was about 13 years old. As a young man, he worked as a ma­chin­ist. He grad­u­at­ed from Eu­re­ka Coll­ege, Eu­re­ka, Il­li­nois, in 1878, and pas­tored in Nor­mal, Wash­burn, Pe­ter­sburg and Spring­field, Il­li­nois; Des Moines, Io­wa; Cov­ing­ton, Ken­tucky; and San Antonio, Tex­as. He was al­so an ac­tive evan­gel­ist, at­tend­ing meet­ings in Bos­ton, New York Ci­ty, Min­ne­ap­o­lis, and other ma­jor ci­ties.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Whoso heareth and doeth these sayings
Title: These sayings of mine
Author: Abner P. Cobb
Refrain First Line: O blessed Foundation



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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #182

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Triumphant Songs No.1 #145

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