Scripture Verse

He brought me up…out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock.@Psalm 40:2
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Gems of Song, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key & Hu­bert Main (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1901), num­ber 123. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Grace Fran­ces, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Hu­bert P. Main (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Hubert P. Main
(1839–1925)

Lyrics

Firm on the Rock I stand, Jesus, my Lord,
Held by Thy mighty hand, Jesus, my Lord.
Filled with Thy love divine,
O what a joy is mine!
I am a child of Thine, Jesus, my Lord.

Refrain

Jesus, my Lord, Jesus, my Lord,
I am a child of Thine, Jesus, my Lord.

Thou art my constant guest, Jesus, my Lord;
Safe in Thy fold I rest, Jesus, my Lord.
What though a cross I bear?
Bright is the pearl I wear,
Life in Thy life I share, Jesus, my Lord.

Refrain

Soon o’er the swelling tide, Jesus, my Lord,
Home on the other side, Jesus, my Lord,
I shall awake with Thee,
Thine through eternity,
Thou that hast died for me, Jesus, my Lord.

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