72. THE SOLID ROCK
1. MY HOPE IS BUILT ON NOTHING LESS,
THEN JESUS’ BLOOD AND RIGHTEOUSNESS,
I DARE NOT TRUST THE SWEETEST FRAME,
BUT WHOLLY LEAN ON JESUS’ NAME
ON CHRIST, THE SOLID ROCK, I STAND;
ALL OTHER GROUND IS SINKING SAND,
ALL OTHER GROUND IS SINKING SAND.
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 VALE.
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.
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.
1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)