Where Hast Thou Built Thine House

Where hast thou built thine house,
Thy soul’s eternal dwelling?
Upon the treach’rous sands of sin,
‘Mid floods and tempests swelling?

Oh, build upon the Rock-
The only sure foundation;
On Christ alone the Cornerstone,
The Rock of our salvation!

What wilt thou do when storms
Upon thy house are beating?
When from beneath, the treach’rous sands
That held thee are retreating? [Chorus]

Wait not until the floods
With final shock appalling,
Shall come – and thou canst never save
Thy ruined house from falling. [Chorus]