My hope is built on nothing less

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus' name.
  On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
  All other ground is sinking sand.
When darkness veils His lovely 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;
In Him, my righteousness, alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
Ben Imande

Makurdi, Benue, Nigeria

My hope is on Jesus Christ who does it all for me. I will not be where I am if not Christ, all my life he has shown love, mercy blessings. I just met a governor today who gave me his card to see him, then this song came to my mind which I shared and sang with my wife. My hope is on CHRIST not man. Thank You Jesus my solid rock of ages.

Matthew David Ezema

Kano, Nigeria

Hymmm! Jesus Christ is the mystery of our hope as Christians. This song has made a lot of spiritual impact in my personal life, family and ministry. To God alone we give all the glory for this great inspiration.


Lagos, Nigeria

Is a clarion call for living legacy. More than a song but purpose.

Alex Stephen Ikan

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

On Christ the solid Rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand.

May the Flame of the Holy Spirit, come & sweep us off our feet and

Dance us through our days from this Whit Sunday and beyond...

Ukpong Dominic

Lagos, Nigeria

Not just a song.. ,but a divine inspiration from above. God bless you all.

Lorraine Linton

Nassau, N.P., Bahamas

On Christ the solid Rock I stand

All other ground is sinking sand.

Thanks You Lord for being the solid rock on which I can always stand. Hallelujah, thank You Lord Jesus, thank you Master, thank You.

Okoye Rosemary

Ph, Rivers, Nigeria

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus Christ, You are my solid rock I stand my family will not be put to shame in Jesus name. Amen.

I J Oruma

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

I don't hope in man but in Jesus Christ, because He is the solid rock, you will never sink if you hold Him.



Jesus Christ is my only hope and trust.

Benjamin Morris

Lancaster, CA, United States

So I noticed a couple of changes from the original and wanted to offer some corrections:

Verse 1 should read : "than Jesus' blood and righteousness"

And verse 4 should read: "Dressed in his righteousness alone"

Not sure why the lyrics were changed on this site, but every hymnbook I've seen has it as written above.