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.


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.

Joshua Abakah

Accra, Ghana

In Christ alone my everything is. Without Him we are nothing.


South Africa

Music works in spiritual warfare.


Port Harcourt, Nigeria

At the end may I then in Him be found! This is the crux. May our hope not be in vain in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen!


I would change the words to "Jesus Christ's righteousness" in verse 1 and "In His righteousness alone" in verse 4. I understand the writer of this hymn probably means that our righteousness is only in Him, imputed through faith, but it could have been written more clearly so not to be ambiguous to anyone by mistake. Modern contemporary Christian music (CCM) has all kinds of words everywhere that glorify man and preach false things so I like the old hymns better. This is a beautiful song, I do see the commas there to infer it's His righteousness alone in us but it could have been written clearer. :)

Obioha Justice

Lagos, Nigeria

Hymns are sounds of the spirit.

So you want to engage God?

Engage the spiritual sounds, they will renew your heart daily and make your relationship with the Great Monarch of Zion, the lifter of men, the Father of all spirits and the Immortal God to come into your space daily..

Have a great day and God bless you!!

Paul Patrick

Igando, Almosho, Nigeria

I love hymns. It boost my relationship with my Creator!

Marki Henderson

Greensboro, NC, United States

On Christ the solid rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand! This song takes me back to sweet child hood memories of me and the most high. God is GREAT! God bless you all.

Joseph Adedeji Oladeinde

Lagos, Nigeria

A good confession of faith song. May God continue to bless the people that carried out this work.