Whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.@Matthew 7:24-25
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Samuel Longfellow (1819-1892)

Samuel Longfellow, Hymns of the Spirit (Boston, Massachusetts: Ticknor & Fields, 1864), number 550.

Kücken Friedrich W. Kücken (1810-1882) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Friedrich W. Kücken (1810-1882)

God of truth! Thy sons should be
Firmly grounded upon Thee;
Ever on the Rock abide,
High above the changing tide.

Theirs is the unwavering mind,
No more tossed with every wind;
No more doth their ’stablished heart
From the living God depart.

Father, strengthen Thou my will;
With Thine own steadfastness fill;
Rooted, grounded, may I be,
Fixed in Thy stability.

Henceforth may I nobly stand;
Build no longer on the sand;
But defy temptation’s shock,
Firmly grounded on the Rock.