Thou art the Rock everlasting

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Ronald Musoke

Kampala, Uganda

Praise the Lord. Christ as the Stone is for God's building. He is the Living Stone. Hallelujah!


Emerson Reponte

Toronto, ON, Canada

He is indeed a sure foundation. A corner stone that connects no matter what kind of people you are as long as you believe and receive Him as life and eventually He will transform us to be a precious stones for His building. Amen!


Israel Prince

Canada

Through this hymn I sense much assurance that my Lord is with me through all situations. I'm truly sheltered in Him.

In the past Brother Nee and I often talked together, always very congenially. One afternoon I went to visit him. He was sitting in the rocking chair in his house and asked, "Brother Witness, what is patience?" I knew that any question out of his mouth would not be simple, so I did not dare to answer casually. After about three minutes, I still could not tell him what patience is. Eventually, I could only say, "Patience is to bear with others when they trouble you." Brother Nee said, "No." He then said, "Patience is Christ." This enlightened me. I began to realize that our patience, humility, and all our virtues should be Christ. God caused Christ to be our redemption as well as our righteousness and sanctification (1 Cor. 1:30). Through such fellowship with Brother Nee the entire Bible was opened up to me. I found more than two hundred types concerning Christ in the Old Testament, such as the tabernacle, the Ark, the golden lampstand, the table of the bread of the Presence, and the incense altar. I also began to write hymns concerning the riches of Christ, including one hymn that is specifically on Christ being the stone (Hymns, #199), because many stones in the Bible typify Christ.