My hope is built

My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus' blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly trust in Jesus' name.

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.

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.

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

Words: Edward Mote, 1834

Music: Eisenach, The Solid Rock

Meter: LM

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