last week i went to a church conference in raleigh, nc with a few friends from seminary. great stuff- i was encouraged ALOT and have alot of things that i’m still processing through. the company was amazing, the fellowship sweet and sharpening, the chipotle delicious (with a free guac refill!!! oh the glory.), and the DD iced coffee an unexpected treat.
but the real goodness is that i got matt boswell’s album ‘vintage’, which revisits many of the older hymns of the faith. i’ve loved hymns for a long time, and i love hearing a fresh voice give them the chance to speak to us again. matt did the first session of the conference, and since he was legit, i got the album. it was a good life choice. this song has been on repeat for a day …. i’m loving it, so i wanted to share it with you.
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.
read it, soak it in …. find a hymnal somewhere and belt it out, or listen to matt’s album on itunes. the truth in this song comes from the Word, and its keeping me going.