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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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