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,My Hope Is Built
‘On Christ the solid Rock I stand,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 , and this hymn was in it. David Denham introduced it  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.
All other ground is sinking sand.’
Letter to the Gospel Herald
|Boat Dock in Morro Bay|
The Solid Rock(Matt. 7:24-27)
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 At Dusk|
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
|Beautiful Morro Bay Harbor|
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
CE/GC Jesus' blood
DD/F#A est frame
CC/GC Rock, I stand; All
G/DB ther ground
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