“Cornerstone” – Monday Musical Musings

Today’s musical musing is one of those songs that has taken an older hymn and brought it into our century. In 1834 Edward Mote wrote a hymn called “The Solid Rock.” Mr. Mote understood the importance of holding onto Jesus as his hope, foundation, and anchor. Mr. Mote understood that regardless of what the day brought, he knew that Jesus was beside him and that he had nothing to fear.


0005030206R-849x565Mr. Mote’s lyrics are used in this worship song, written nearly 200 years later. The message is still important. The message is still relevant. The message is still true. We need Jesus. I need Jesus.


We see these truths throughout Scripture. I’m reminded of the parable Jesus spoke in Matthew 7:24-27. I recall Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10. I hear King David’s words from Psalm 23. I look forward to the day I see John’s vision of Revelation 22:12-21. And believing Paul’s words to set Christ as the chief Cornerstone in Ephesians 2:19-22.


The truth is, with Jesus as my Chief Cornerstone, I am able to face all this world throws at me. My world can shake around me, but my foundation is firm and solid so I am able to withstand the quaking around me.


So today, I pray that you will read these words and listen to this song that you will come to know the sure foundation that I have. Jesus. Hold tightly to His presence and the words found in Scripture. Cling to the One who is “able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.” (Ephesians 3:20-21 – NIV) Jesus, the Cornerstone.




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

Christ alone
Weak made strong
In the Savior’s love
Through the storm
He is Lord, Lord of all

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
My anchor holds within the veil

When He shall come with trumpet sound
Oh may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone
Faultless stand before the throne[i]


You can listen to Hillsong sing this beautiful melody by clicking here.


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



[i] “Cornerstone,” Verses from “The Solid Rock” by Edward Mote (traditional), 1834; Words and Music by Jonas Myrin, Reuben Morgan, and Eric Liljero, 2011, Hillsong Music Publishing.


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