Scripture Verse

Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24–25


Words & Mu­sic: Frank­lin E. Bel­den, The Se­venth-Day Ad­vent­ist Hymn and Tune Book (Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan: Re­view & He­rald, 1886), num­ber 1210 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Franklin E. Belden
Courtesy of Ellen G. White Estate


We’ll build on the rock, the liv­ing Rock,
On Je­sus, the Rock of Ag­es;
So shall we abide the fear­ful shock,
When loud the tem­pest rag­es.


We’ll build on the Rock,
We’ll build on the Rock;
We’ll build on the Rock, on the sol­id Rock,
On Christ, the migh­ty Rock.

Some build on the sink­ing sands of life,
On vi­sions of earth­ly trea­sure;
Some build on the waves of sin and strife,
Of fame, and world­ly plea­sure.


O build on the Rock, for ev­er sure,
The firm and the true foun­da­tion;
Its hope is the hope which shall en­dure,
The hope of our sal­va­tion.