SOLID ROCK

Composer: William B. Bradbury

The churchgoing people of today are generally familiar with the name Wm. B. Bradbury. Many have cherished that name from childhood. Most of us began our musical experiences by singing his songs, and as early experiences are the most lasting, we will carry these melodies, with their happy associations, through life. Mr. Bradbury, in his day, created a style of juvenile music, especially Sunday-school music, that swept the country. He set the pattern for his successors in Sunday-school song-making, and those who have harped on the key-note that he struck have been most successful. True, we have improved some in the way of hymns, and a smoother voicing of the parts, but there are still many Sunday-school song writers who regard Mr. Bradbur… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: William B. Bradbury (1863)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.8
Incipit: 51353 32234 44217
Key: F Major/G Major

Notes

The Sunday school hymn writer William B. Bradbury (PHH 114) composed SOLID ROCK in 1863 for Edward Mote's "My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less." The tune name derives from that song's refrain: "On Christ, the solid rock, I stand. . . .” Bradbury published SOLID ROCK in his 1864 children's collection The Golden Censor. The tune exhibits a bar form (AAB) with a coda added to its final line, allowing a repeat of the final phrase in the versification. The final line was originally the refrain line in Mote's gospel hymn. SOLID ROCK is well-suited to singing in harmony; festival use of instruments other than organ heightens the thanksgiving mood of the psalm text. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #406
Text: The Solid Rock
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #337
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1050
Text: Conflicting Feelings
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3939
Text: The Lord Is Coming
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4424
Text: My Hope Is Built
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7524
Text: With Grateful Heart My Thanks I Bring
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #183
Text: With Grateful Heart My Thanks I Bring
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
The United Methodist Hymnal #368
Text: My Hope Is Built
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #405
Text: My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less

Instances

Instances (1 - 55 of 55)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #385TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #507
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #406TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #511Text
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #590TextFlexscorePage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #537TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #337ScoreAudio
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #596TextPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #353Text InfoTextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #348
Hymnal: A Worship Book #343
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #355Text
Hymns of Faith #215TextPage Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #106TextPage Scan
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #561Text
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #99TextPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #585TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #772TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #870
Lutheran Service Book #576TextPage Scan
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #261
Moravian Book of Worship #771TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #340
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #379TextPage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #138ATextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #183Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #383
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #39TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #200
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #29Text
Sing Joyfully #315TextPage Scan
Singing the New Testament #222Text
Small Church Music #151Audio
Songs for Suffering Saints: Thirty-two original hymns set to existing tunes #15
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #50Text
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #125
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #526Text
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #433
The Cyber Hymnal #1050TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3939TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4424TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7524TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #404TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #403TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #223
The United Methodist Hymnal #368TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #171Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #172Text
The Worshiping Church #517TextFlexscorePage Scan
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #192TextPage Scan
Timeless Truths #78TextAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #521TextFlexscorePage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #860Page Scan
Worship and Rejoice #405TextScoreFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #277
Include 165 pre-1979 instances
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