Scripture Verse

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer. Psalm 18:2

Introduction

Words: Grace L. Hos­mer, in Life Songs, ed­it­ed by Sam­u­el F. Coff­man & John D. Brunk (Scott­dale, Penn­syl­van­ia: Men­non­ite Pub­lish­ing House, 1916), num­ber 102.

Music: Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hos­mer (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Adam Geibel
1855–1933

Lyrics

On the blessèd Rock of Ages,
In calm or tide,
Always in that sacred shelter
Let me abide.
Trusting only in its keeping,
Naught else to see,
Ever on the Rock of Ages,
Lord, hold Thou me.

Refrain

Lord, hold Thou me,
Lord, hold Thou me,
Ever on the Rock of Ages,
Lord, hold Thou me.

On the blessèd Rock of Ages,
Nor drawn away
By the many lights alluring,
O keep, I pray!
And if swept by sorrow’s tempest
My strength shall flee,
Father, on the Rock of Ages,
O hold Thou me.

Refrain

On the blessèd Rock of Ages
When comes the call;
Not to journey, ’tis but passing,
One step is all.
Only that I may be ready
Thy face to see,
O upon the Rock of Ages,
Lord, hold Thou me.

Refrain