Author of the Lyrics
The author of the uplifting words of the "My Hope is built on Nothing Less" lyrics, Edward Mote (January 21, 1797-November 13, 1874), was born in Upper Thames Street, London, England and achieved fame as a Baptist pastor and hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "My Hope is built on Nothing Less", William Batchelder Bradbury (October 6, 1816-January 7, 1868), was born in York, Maine, United States and became famous as a composer and musician who enjoyed gospel music.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: My Hope is built on Nothing Less
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Edward Mote (January 21, 1797 to November 13, 1874)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: William Batchelder Bradbury (October 6, 1816 to January 7, 1868)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus' blood and righteousness"
First Publication Date: 1834
My Hope is built on Nothing Less Lyrics
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.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
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.