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Built Upon the Rock

“…whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.”

Matthew 7:24 KJV

About the Song

This song, in its original form, is part of the “Built Upon the Rock” program. The version 2 solo is the one James used on his album.  The sax score isn’t available because… well… there wasn’t one.  Ryan was just improvising. 🙂

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Recording featuring vocals by James Loynes:

Accompaniment track:

Recording featuring vocals by Stephanie Boyd:

Lyrics

Here within these walls, our refuge from the world
We shelter from the rain and seek for warmth against the cold
Humble earthly homes where heaven is our light
Are fortresses of faith upheld by heaven’s might

Chorus:
For we are built upon the Rock of our Redeemer
Secure amid the tempests of our time
Though the winds may blow
Though the floods may rise
Though the storms may rage abroad
This refuge will abide
For we are built upon the Rock of our Redeemer
Built upon the cornerstone of Christ

Here his Spirit speaks, His children walk in truth
Guided by his word we are disciples from our youth
Here we learn of love, here we feel his peace
Here we gather strength to stand in time of need

(Repeat chorus)

Here we learn of sacrifice and joy amid our strife
Here we seek his perfect grace and everlasting life

(Repeat chorus)

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3 Comments

  1. Fontella Young

    Hi Sally,
    Guess what I’m singing as a guest singer in another ward today. Our song. I sure wish you were here. Michelle Hartley’s is playing for me. I haven’t sang it in years, so I listening to this lovely ladies voice to make sure I remember. Sure do miss you.

    Reply
    • sallydeford

      Wish I could have heard you! Miss you back! <3

      Reply
  2. Helyn Eitelman

    Sally, I am the organist at Sixth Church of CS Denver. We have sung your solo “Peace, peace, peace” and have loved it. I saw “Built Upon the Rock” listed in the Solo Thoughts from the Watchfire website. I look forward to exploring your site for more of your music. Thank you for sharing your lovely talent! Do you have a Paypal account where I could contribute?
    Helyn

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