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.

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria


All other ground is sinking sand

Elsie C Bouwman

Iroquois, Ontario, Canada

Before waking, remembered hearing the melody and words: "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."


Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

My younger brother has been posting discouraging statement on his whatsapp status, I needed words to encourage him, when I opened my web page, this was the song displayed.... I just knew this was the rain right hymn for him.

David Moon

Kingman, Arizona, United States

2:30 AM canโ€™t sleep started thinking about Christ the solid rock this song came to me, I didnโ€™t know all the words to it so I looked it up it was one of the first songs I sang as a Christian and thereโ€™s so much hope and strength and encouragement built into this song to truly express the Living Rock Jesus Christ, To Him be all Glory and Praise.

Anyanwu Chioma

Eket, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

I was really down this morning. I needed to sing the complete hymn, I only know the 1st verse by heart. Is soul lifting always

Min. Markland D

North York, Ontario, Canada

Just up was thinking about somethings and find myself singing this song and just have to find the full words to it. About 1. 30am


OH, United States

Marcia willis, me too! I am up at 1:00 but around 12:30 I was waiting for my car to warm up and this part popped in my head

"When He shall come, with trumpet sound

Oh, may I then, in Him be found

Dressed in His righteousness alone

Faultless stand before the throne."

I got in my car and this song was playing.

Marcia Willis

Huntington Beach, CA, United States

Awake at 1:30 am. Jesus sent me this hymn. Thank you Lord.


We often don't realize just how much God through Jesus Christ has given us. He literally gives us His righteousness to stand blameless before God the Father.

Marita Bergen

Fort St John, British Columbia, Canada

Last night I awakened and began to think and worry about all kinds of things. Gradually I became aware of the words of this song repeating in my mind. I let the two verses I remembered play over until I fell asleep. I came to this site to find the remaining words to post on Facebook this morning to encourage others. Thank you Jesus for being The Solid Rock and thank you for being there for me!