A Hymn for Meditation

 

hymnalMy Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

By Edward More

My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
No merit of my own I claim,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ the solid rock, I stand
All other ground is sinking sand.

His oath, his covenant, his blood
Sustain me in the raging flood;
When all supports are washed away
He then is all my hope and stay.
On Christ the solid rock, I stand
All other ground is sinking sand.

When he shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in him be found,
Clothed in his righteousness alone,
Redeemed to stand before the throne!
On Christ the solid rock, I stand
All other ground is sinking sand.

  • Why does the hymnwriter say that the only basis for his hope is Jesus’ blood and righteousness?
  • Paul wrote that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 ESV How does the hymnwriter express this truth?
  • What biblical truth from a sermon by Jesus is expressed in the refrain at the end of each verse?
  • Where did the hymnwriter get his image of the “raging flood?”
  • Almost everyone experiences at least one raging flood. Think about a time when you were engulfed in the storms of life. What did you do about your situation? In what way did Christ help you get through this crisis?
  • To what event does the hymnwriter look forward when life is overwhelming? Where can you find the Bible story about which the hymnwriter sings?
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