Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.@Matthew 7:24–27
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Barney E. Warren (1867–1951)

Barney E. Warren, Songs of the Evening Light (Anderson, Indiana: Gospel Trumpet Publishing, 1897), number 65 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Are you building on the Rock eternal?
Are you building on the sinking sand?
Are you going to that home supernal,
In that brighter far off happy land?

Refrain

Are you building on the Rock,
Are you building on the Rock?
Are you building on the Rock,
Or, on the sinking sand?

Are you building on a strong foundation?
Can you stand the stormy sea of life?
’Mid the surging billows’ wild commotion,
Do you conquer in the raging strife?

Refrain

Are you building on a strong foundation,
With an anchor that will keep the soul?
Living in His love and truth unshaken,
Grounded firm and deep tho’ billows roll?

Refrain

Are you building on a strong foundation?
Can you stand the awful judgment shock?
Are you grounded in His great salvation,
Fastened like an anchor to the Rock?

Refrain