Solid Ground

This poem is dedicated to Maryann.

Solid Ground*

 

The rollercoaster of our lives
Takes us up! down and round and round!
At times it takes us for some dives
Yet our feet are placed on solid ground

Our solid ground is Jesus Christ
In whom we savor sweet rest
The one who bought us with a price
And continues to bless and bless

On solid ground He will keep you
He will refresh you who are near
Gingerly like the morning dew
Giving life to you who are dear

Rest in the lover of your soul
The one through whom you are made whole

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* inspired by the following famous hymn

“My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”
by Edward Mote, 1797-1874
1. My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

2. When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

3. His oath, His covenant, and blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When every earthly prop gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

4. When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found,
Clothed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne!
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

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4 thoughts on “Solid Ground

  1. Amen! Jesus is a Christian’s Solid Rock.
    The poem and the hymn reminds me of a hymn I learned at my childhood church.
    I only remember one verse:
    We have an anchor that keeps the soul steadfast and sure while the billows roll.
    Anchored to the Rock which cannot move grounded firm and deep in the Savior’ s love.
    Jesus is our Solid Rock and Anchor.

  2. Amen. Jesus is the only solid rock on which we can stand. He always comes through for us.He is always there and always will be.

  3. Deirdre! What an honor! Beautifully put and an image of the ground under my feet that I will walk on. Your continued thoughts and prayers are a blessing. Maryann

    Sent from my iPhone

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