Scripture Verse

Stand fast. Galatians 5;1


Christopher R. Blackall (1830–1924)

Words: Chris­to­pher R. Black­all, in Pure Gold, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1871), num­ber 86.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


Firmly stand for God, in the world’s mad strife,
Tho’ the bleak winds roar, and the waves beat high;
’Tis the Rock alone giveth strength and life,
When the hosts of sin are nigh.


Let us stand on the Rock,
Firmly stand on the Rock, on the Rock of Christ alone;
If the strife we en­dure, we shall stand se­cure,
’Mid the throng who sur­round the throne.

Firmly stand for right, with a mo­tive pure,
With a true heart bold, and a faith e’er strong;
’Tis the Rock alone giv­eth tri­umph sure,
O’er the world’s ar­ray of wrong.


Firmly stand for truth, it will serve you best;
Tho’ it wait­eth long, it is sure at last;
’Tis the Rock alone giv­eth peace and rest,
When the storms of life are past.