Learn To Play The Solid Rock

morro rock
Morro Rock

One morn­ing it came into my mind as I went to la­bour, to write an hymn on the ‘Gra­cious Ex­per­i­ence of a Christ­ian.’ As I went up Hol­born I had the chor­us,
‘On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand.’
In the day I had four first vers­es com­plete, and wrote them off. On the Sab­bath fol­low­ing I met bro­ther King as I came out of Lisle Street Meet­ing…who in­formed me that his wife was ve­ry ill, and asked me to call and see her. I had an ear­ly tea, and called af­ter­wards. He said that it was his usu­al custom to sing a hymn, read a por­tion, and en­gage in pray­er, be­fore he went to meet­ing. He looked for his hymn-book but could find it no­where. I said, ‘I have some vers­es in my pock­et; if he liked, we would sing them.’ We did, and his wife en­joyed them so much, that af­ter ser­vice he asked me, as a fa­vour, to leave a co­py of them for his wife. I went home, and by the fire­side com­posed the last two vers­es, wrote the whole off, and took them to sis­ter King…As these vers­es so met the dy­ing wo­man’s case, my at­ten­tion to them was the more ar­rest­ed, and I had a thou­sand print­ed for dis­tr­ibu­tion. I sent one to the Spir­it­u­al Mag­a­zine, with­out my ini­tials, which ap­peared some time af­ter this. Bro­ther Rees, of Crown Street, So­ho, brought out an edi­tion of hymns [1836], and this hymn was in it. Da­vid Den­ham in­tro­duced it [1837] with Rees’ name, and others af­ter…Your in­sert­ing this brief out­line may in fu­ture shield me from the charge of stealth, and be a vin­di­ca­tion of truth­ful­ness in my con­nect­ion with the Church of God.
Edward Mote
Let­ter to the Gos­pel Her­ald
My Hope Is Built


boat dock in morro bay
Boat Dock in Morro Bay

 The Solid Rock

(Matt. 7:24-27)


1976, Paragon Associates, Inc.
Words and Music by Edward Mote and William Bradbury




    E      C#m      F#m      B
My hope is built on nothing less,
      A      F#m       A    B   E
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness.
   E        C#m        F#m      B
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
      A    F#m      A B    E
But wholly lean on Jesus' Name.

            E                A
      On Christ the solid rock I stand,
          E      C#m      F#m      B
      All other ground is sinking sand,
          A      F#m       B       E
      All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
 

Edward Mote was born in London in 1797. His parents managed a London pub
 and left Edward much to his own devices. "My Sundays were spent in the 
streets," said Edward of his younger years. "So ignorant was I that I did not know that there was a God."



boat returning to the bay
Boat Returning At Dusk
 

Another Version


 
Chorus

                              A

On Christ the solid Rock I stand

        E              Bsus  B

All other ground is sinking sand

        E             B     E/G# A2 E2 E/G# A2 E 

All other ground is sinking sand



Verse 1

        E            Bsus   B

My hope is built on nothing less

          A            B        E Esus

Than Jesus' blood and righteousness

                             
           B
I dare not trust the sweetest frame

        A          B        E

But wholly lean on Jesus' Name



(REPEAT CHORUS)



Verse 2

  E                      Bsus  B

When darkness veils His lovely face

    A                B   E Esus

I rest on His unchanging grace

                            
         B
In every high and stormy gale

     A            B        E

My anchor holds within the veil



(REPEAT CHORUS)



Verse 3

E                    Bsus B

His oath His covenant His blood

    A              B       E Esus

Support me in the whelming flood

                   B            

When all around my soul gives way

     A             B       E

He then is all my Hope and Stay



(REPEAT CHORUS)



Verse 4

E                       Bsus    B

When He shall come with trumpet sound

   A             B      E Esus

Oh may I then in Him be found

                                    
                B
Dressed in His righteousness alone

    A              B            E

Faultless to stand before the throne



(REPEAT CHORUS)

  Young Edward took up an apprenticeship with a cabinetmaker, and at sixteen his master took him to hear the preaching of Tottenham Court Chapel's John Hyatt. This experience would change Mote's life, for it was here that he dedicated himself to Jesus Christ.
The Solid Rock History

many boats in morro bay
Beautiful Morro Bay Harbor

Hillsongs Version

Verse 1:
   D                A                        G                    D
My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus's blood and righteousness

D                    A                     G              A      D
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus's name


Chorus:
                      G                 D                       A
On Christ, the solid rock, i stand; All other ground is sinking sand

      D               A      D
All other ground is sinking sand

Arrangement in Key of G

They who trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved... Ps. 125:1

B/D           My
GB/DG     hope
GB/DB     is
GB/GD    built
GD/GB    on
DD/GB    noth-
DD/F#A  ing
DD/F#A  less
GD/GB    than
CE/GC     Jesus' blood
CC/EA     and
DB/DG    right-
DA/DF#   eous
GB/DG    ness
GB/D       I
GB/DG    dare
GB/DB    not
GB/GD    trust
GD/GB    the
DD/GB    sweet-
DD/F#A  est frame
GD/GB    but
CE/GC    wholly
CE/GC     lean
CC/EA     on
DB/DG    Je-
DA/DF#  sus
GB/DG    name.

GB/GD   On
GB/GD   Christ
AC/F#D  the
BD/GD   sol
GB/GD   id
CC/GC   Rock, I stand; All
GB/GD  oth-
G/DB     ther ground
GB/DG  is
GG/DB  sink-
BG/DB  ing
DF#/DA sand,
CF#/D    All
BG/DG   oth-
GG/BG   er
CG/EG   ground
GG/DB   is
DG/DA   sink-
DF#/CA ing
GG/BG  sand

 Enjoy playing this wonderful hymn full of assurance.

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Blessings,






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