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We’ll Build On the Rock, The Living Rock - FE Belden

We Will Build On The Rock History



We Will Build On The Rock, The Living Rock is a hymn that was composed by Franklin Edson Belden in 1886. It draws its inspiration from Matthew 7:24 where Jesus says, “Therefore, whoever hears these sayings of Mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock”.

Franklin E Belden was a prolific Seventh-day Adventist hymn writer whose other hymns include, Judgment Has Set. He left the Seventh-day Adventist church in 1907 due to disagreements over royalties for the songs that he composed and were included in official church hymnals.

Franklin E Belden


We Will Build On The Rock Lyrics.


We’ll build on the rock, the living Rock,
On Jesus, the Rock of Ages;
So shall we abide the fearful shock,
When loud the tempest rages.

Refrain

We’ll build on the Rock,
We’ll build on the Rock;
We’ll build on the Rock, on the solid Rock,
On Christ, the mighty Rock.

Some build on the sinking sands of life,
On visions of earthly treasure;
Some build on the waves of sin and strife,
Of fame, and worldly pleasure.

Refrain

O build on the Rock, forever sure,
The firm and the true foundation;
Its hope is the hope which shall endure,
The hope of our salvation.

Refrain

For more stories and lyrics of hymns click here.

We Will Build On The Rock Video

Below is a YouTube video of a congregation singing this beautiful hymn. It is hymn no. 531 in SDA Hymnal.


Since you like FE Belden's songs I would like to recommend the following posts featuring his songs:


Let Every Lamp Be Burning Bright Hymn - Franklin Belden 1886

Look For The Waymarks Hymn Story and Lyrics - Franklin E Belden

The Judgment Has Set - Franklin E Belden 1886

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