My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

Full Text

1 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.

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 veil. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

4 When he shall come with trumpet sound,
O may I then in him be found,
dressed in his righteousness alone,
faultless to stand before the throne. [Refrain]

Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #353

Author: Edward Mote

Mote, Edward, was born in Upper Thames Street, London, Jan. 21, 1797. Through the preaching of the Rev. J. Hyatt, of Tottenham Court Road Chapel, he underwent a great spiritual change; and ultimately he became a Baptist minister. For the last 26 years of his life he was pastor at Horsham, Sussex, where he died Nov. 13, 1874. Mr. Mote published several small pamphlets; and also:- Hymns of Praise. A New Selection of Gospel Hymns, combining all the Excellencies of our spiritual Poets, with many Originals. By E. Mote. London. J. Nichols, 1836. The Originals number nearly 100. Concerning the authorship of one of these original hymns much uncertainty has existed. The hymn is:— 1. Nor earth, nor hell my soul can move. [Jesus All in All.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My hope is built on nothing less
Title: My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
Author: Edward Mote (1834)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: On Christ the solid rock I stand
Liturgical Use: Songs of Response



The Sunday school hymn writer William B. Bradbury (PHH 114) composed SOLID ROCK in 1863 for Edward Mote's "My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less." The tune name derives from that song's refrain: "On Christ, the solid rock, I stand. . . .” Bradbury published SOLID ROCK in his 1864 children's collection…

Go to tune page >



General Settings
Stanza Selection
Voice Selection
Text size:
Music size:
Transpose (Half Steps):
Contacting server...
Contacting server...

Questions? Check out the FAQ
This is a preview of your FlexScore.
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #406
The Cyber Hymnal #4424
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #78
The United Methodist Hymnal #368
Worship and Rejoice #405


Instances (36)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
African American Heritage Hymnal #385Image
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #406TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #511TextImage
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #590Image
Chalice Hymnal #537Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #382Text
Complete Mission Praise #473
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #197Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #596Image
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #597Image
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #353TextImageAudioFlexscore
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #462a
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #462b
Hymns of Faith #215TextImage
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #561
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #99Text
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #772ImageAudioFlexscore
Lutheran Service Book #575TextImage
Lutheran Service Book #576TextImage
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #379TextImage
Rejoice Hymns #380
Rejoice Hymns #383
Rejoice in the Lord #459Text
Rejoice in the Lord #460Text
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #537
Sing Joyfully #315TextImage
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #526Image
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #433
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #402
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #404
The New Century Hymnal #403Image
The United Methodist Hymnal #368TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
The Worshiping Church #517TextImageFlexscore
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #521TextImageFlexscore
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #522TextImageFlexscore
Worship and Rejoice #405TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore