Build on the Rock (Chorus)

Build on the Rock, the Rock that ever stands

Author: H. Ernest Nichol
Tune: [Build on the Rock, the Rock that ever stands] (Chorus)
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Representative Text

Build on the Rock, the Rock that ever stands,
Oh, build on the Rock, and not upon the sands;
You need not fear the storm, or the earthquake shock,
You're safe for evermore if you build on the Rock.

Source: Small Church Music #2407

Author: H. Ernest Nichol

H. Ernest Nichol (b. Hull, Yorkshire, England, 1862; d. Skirlaugh, Yorkshire, England, 1926) had begun a study program in civil engineering when he decided to study music instead. In 1888 he received a bachelor's degree in music from Oxford University. Nichol wrote some 130 hymn tunes and texts, many under the pseudonym “Colin Sterne” (derived from his middle and last name); many were first sung at church school programs. Psalter Hymnal Handbook… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Build on the Rock, the Rock that ever stands
Title: Build on the Rock (Chorus)
Original Language: English
Author: H. Ernest Nichol
Copyright: Public Domain


Small Church Music #2407
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