Songs & Hymns

The Wise Man Built His House Upon The Rock

(General)
This song retells the parable of Jesus about the wise and foolish men. Through it we are encouraged to build our lives on solid foundations so that we can withstand the storms of life. This song can be sung with actions: at the words 'built his house' put one fist on top of the other in turn; at 'rains came tumbling' and  'rains came down' wiggle fingers and, starting with hands above the head, bring them downwards; at 'floods went up', hold out hands with palms up and move them upwards.

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The wise man built his house upon the rock,
The wise man built his house upon the rock,
The wise man built his house upon the rock,
And the rain came tumbling down.
And the rain came down and the floods came up,
The rain came down and the floods came up,
The rain came down and the floods came up,
And the house on the rock stood firm.

The foolish man built his house upon the sand,
The foolish man built his house upon the sand,
The foolish man built his house upon the sand,
And the rain came tumbling down.
And the rain came down and the floods came up,
The rain came down and the floods came up,
The rain came down and the floods came up,
And the house on the sand fell flat.

This arrangement © 1999 Kevin Mayhew Ltd. This song may be photocopied under the terms of the CCLE Music Reproduction Licence. Please include title and author/composer in your annual report, quoting 'Worship Workshop'.

Music produced and mixed by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. Backing tracks arranged, performed and recorded by Nic Rowley, Jane Carr, James Welch and Katie Chatburn.  Recording engineer James Welch at Masterlink Productions.

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