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Song of the Week: Cornerstone

Sep 16 Tags: SOTW | 4 Responses Print Save as PDF

Another new tune and chorus for an old hymn.  Beautiful words and a catchy tune.  Great for congregational singing.

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

CHORUS

Christ alone cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Saviour’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

CHORUS

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

Edward Mote | Eric Liljero | Jonas Myrin | Reuben Morgan | William Batchelder Bradbury

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4 Responses to Song of the Week: Cornerstone

  1. jaby

    While I like this song and others where old hymns are “re-tuned” and “re-chorused”, the cynical side of me wonders at financial motivations as most of these were in the public domain, but now are considered “new” for purposes of royalties.

    Probably wrong of me, but, just being honest.

    • Crawford Paul
      Crawford Paul

      Hi Jaby. Any hymn that makes it into public domain stays in public domain forever. Only the new tune and/or any variation of the words become copyright. The original hymn stays in public domain.

      I highly doubt there is financial motivation behind these rewrites. It may happen but it would be no different than new songs being written.

      • jaby

        Oh I understand…and I also doubt financial motivations. I was just expressing my cynical side.

        My cynicism arose when I was going through the process of submitting songs to CCLI as part of obtaining an event license for a conference. (CCLI’s event license requires pre-submission of all songs to be used, as opposed to the church license which is a blanket “use what you want” license.)

  2. Calvin Fritchey

    Our daughter Chelsea and her friend Alexis are a band called Fire and Ivy and they do refreshing makeovers of the music to old hymns and Christmas carols. Check them out on YouTube. That is not putting the old tunes down as I still like the old tunes but I also like these new tunes as well. In my experience it’s not a financial thing but they love the words and the Lord gives them a new TUNE. I know the Bible tells us in the Psalms that God loves a new song and perhaps that includes a new tune (that is part of a song, right?)

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