Sunday, December 26, 2010

"My Hope Is Built"


Isn't this cross stitch gorgeous? This was a very special gift from a loved one this year and I will always treasure it. It especially means a lot because the maker knew that it was my favorite hymn as a child and that is why she chose it.

Looking at the words of this hymn as an adult, I see deeper meaning and significance. We sing such bold statements of faith. Do we mean each and every word? I can say with confidence, "Lord, I believe! You are my Rock and my Redeemer!"

My Hope Is Built
by Edward Mote, 1834

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.

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

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.

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.

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