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.

Lagos, Nigeria

This song has been coming to my mind since yesterday when I was going to apply for a job and I still woke up with the song again this morning.. And this has given me assurance that Jesus has already settled this job for me...


Carlsbad, California, United States

“My hope is built on nothing less”. I woke up early with these words for my morning song. What a joy it was to find this site and verify the lyrics that had welled up out of my heart. Above all, however, was the joy I have in now discovering that on this site are beautiful members of the international body of Christ, adding their voices of love and thanksgiving for Christ, the solid Rock on which we stand united and in prayer for one another’s needs. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Ogonna Innocent

Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

In my present state all I need is The Solid Rock which is Jesus to come to my rescue.

My earnest prayer is to know Him more.

Dan Collis

Ruskin, FL, United States

Reading Luke 6:46-49 as a devotional this morning brought this hymn to mind. How I love the old hymns and the depth of their theology!

Osadolor Chituru

Portharcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

Always looking unto Jesus through singing this hymn whenever I have challenges and God brings breakthrough unspeakable.



Olaniyan Ibukun

Ikotun, Lagos, Nigeria

In Christ I put my trust and hope, I know His words concerning my life will not fail, I will live a fulfilled life, I will prosper, I will do exploits, whatever I am going through now will end in praise, with God on my side, I am super sure victory is assured.

Brenda Brinkley Byrd

Columbia, SC, United States

Heading out of the country for a couple of weeks, very excited, but feel somuch anxiety leaving my family. My 2 year old granddaughter has a bad cold, fever and nausea. It seems small but of course there are other life concerns as well. Thought this would be a great thought to carry with me on my journey.


I face surgery for cancer tomorrow. I know that my Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ goes before me. I know that He alone is sufficient and exceeds all my needs - for forgiveness, for sanctification, for justification, and indeed for glorification. My Lord I trust You for You have never left me and never forsaken me. I love You and though I am very weak You are so very strong! May You be glorified and honoured in tomorrow's outcome and in all my outcomes to follow.


Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Nigeria

My hope, grace, greatness, life, testimonies, inheritance, healing, success, sufficiency, wealth etc, is built on nothing else than Jesus Christ the solid rock Amen. Thank You Lord Jesus for making me your daughter. Am lifted and inspired by this hymn.