Upon This Rock

leaf on rock


Upon this rock I take my stand,

I shall not stand alone;

I feel a strength beneath my feet,

A strength that’s not my own.

I feel a coolness in its shade,

A balm for flitting breast;

I feel the pulse of holy heat,

A place to sit and rest.


Upon this rock I build my life,

I shall not build in vain;

It anchors me to solid ground,

And lifts me up again.

A sure foundation, set in stone,

An anchor for life’s seas –

So blow and bluster, autumn wind,

You shall not conquer me.






20 comments on “Upon This Rock

  1. russtowne says:

    As I read it, a smile started to build on my face, and the more I read, the bigger my smile became. Thank you, Melody.

  2. Gallivanta says:

    Sounds like this was written just for me πŸ™‚ Rock and solid ground are much more satisfactory than slough!

  3. Lyle Krahn says:

    There’s a lot of strength in that rock.

  4. This is a hymn lyric if ever there was one. Nice!

    • melodylowes says:

      Thanks Rob! I’m getting my music back, perhaps. I used to write and perform in our church – not for several years. Life kicked the music right out of me for a bit. But – poetry is closely linked to music, so I hope and pray that this one last piece to my healing puzzle will fall back into place one day.

  5. WOW! What an uplifting, encouraging and strengthening poem! “You shall not conquer me” And I agree with the comment about it being a hymn. Yes!

  6. Caddo says:

    Ohhh 5-Star WOW-Wonderful, Mel!! I was thinkin’ ’bout you last night–how’s school goin’? God bless you BIG–love, sis Caddo

  7. Heidi Viars says:

    What an amazing reminder to put our trust in the Rock who cannot be moved πŸ™‚

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