Sunday, March 1, 2020

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #83

Welcome to the 83rd Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing!

I miss the old hymns that I remember from my childhood - there were no drums, no electric guitar and no mind numbing beat. It was just voices and maybe a piano or an organ. The choir led the congregation in singing - and the words of these hymns are poetic. I realize that there is a need for the modern "seeker oriented" worship music - but it is also necessary to have deeper songs (no offense intended to anyone who prefers the newer church songs).

I decided to have an "Old Fashion Sunday Hymn Sing" once a month on this blog.
I personally do NOT have a great singing voice - I used to play the guitar & piano but my voice is NOT an instrument. That's the great thing about this digital hymn sing, you can warble along without being embarrassed or without offending anyone else.

The hymns that we will be studying are taken from an old hymnal from a Baptist church that is no longer in existence - "The North American Hymnal" published in 1956 by "THE ROGER WILLIAMS PRESS"

I will also try to find a version of the featured hymn on "YouTube" to share with you each month.

Today's featured hymn is "The Solid Rock" written by Edward Mote (1797-1874) composed by William B. Bradbury (1816-1868).    
Today's featured author was raised by parents who were indifferent towards religion.  Edward Mote's parents managed a pub in London and left Edward to his own devices.  Thankfully, Mr. Mote was an apprentice to a cabinet maker and it was through this cabinet maker that Edward became a Christian.  It wasn't until Edward was in his 50's that he became a pastor!!  He wrote today's featured hymn in 1863 when he was 66 years old.

     "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock."
Matthew 7:24

I have included 2 versions of this lovely hymn (below the lyrics).  The second version is more modern.  Enjoy!

Turn with me to number 192 in your hymnals and let's sing:

The Solid Rock
written by Edward Mote (1797-1874)  composed by William B Bradbury (1816-1868)

1. My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus' blood and rightreousness;  I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus' name.

2.   When darkness veils His lovely face, I rest on His unchanging grace;  In every high and stormy gale, My anchor holds within the veil.

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.



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

A special thanks to "SE Samonte" for sharing this with us!


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1 comment:

  1. I love that you do this, Angie. We still sing the old fashioned way at our church where I rotate playing the piano and organ with many others who play. : )

    Liberty from


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