The words of this song written by Edwart Mote (1797-1874) touch my heart:
1) My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my 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,
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.
3) 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.
4) When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
In Him, my righteousness, alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
May God grant us the grace to put our hope and trust fully in Jesus Christ and His righteousness alone. Our own righteousness is like filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). When we put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ, He imparts His righteousness to us. (Philippians 3:9)