I'm Standing on a Solid Rock
DESCRIPTION: "I'm standin' on a solid Rock, and it won't give way (x3), Lord, I need you everywhere I go." "My mother says it's a solid Rock, and it won't give way." "My pastor says it's a solid Rock." "My deacon says it's solid rock."
EARLIEST DATE: 1972 (Killion/Waller-ATreasuryOfGeorgiaFolklore)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Killion/Waller-ATreasuryOfGeorgiaFolklore, p. 248, "I'm Standin' on a Solid Rock" (1 text)
NOTES [46 words]: Peter (Πετρος, "petros") was "the rock" (Πετρα, "petra") was the Rock on which Jesus built his church (Matt. 16:8 and parallels), but I suspect this is actually an allusion to the story of the house built on rock which withstood flood and storm (Matt. 7:24-27 and parallels). - RBW
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