Tune: SOLID ROCK

Composer: William Bradbury, 1863

Author: Edward Mote, 1834

View lyrics
VERSE 1:
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ Name.

CHORUS:
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

VERSE 2:
When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

CHORUS:
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

VERSE 3:
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.

CHORUS:
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

VERSE 4:
When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

CHORUS:
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
rhythm and strings

Key: Eb

chord chart

capo 1 chart

lead sheet

string score and parts

live recording with string quartet

guitar tutorial

rhythm with solo flute

uses the chord chart and lead sheet as the string arrangement

Key: Eb

solo flute part

brass ensemble (instrumental)

This is an instrumental arrangement of “The Solid Rock” for brass ensemble. There are two versions: an octet (2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 2 horns, and tuba) and a sextet (with one horn and two trombones). The live recording is the octet version, recorded February 4th, 2018.

brass octet score and parts

brass sextet score and parts

live recording