Scripture Verse

Thou art my hiding place. Psalm 32:7

Introduction

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Thoro Harris
1874–1955

Words: L. R. Tol­bert, 1926.

Music: Tho­ro Har­ris (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Tol­bert’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Sometimes I feel discouraged,
And think my life in vain;
I’m tempted then to murmur,
And of my lot complain;
But when I think of Jesus,
And all He’s done for me,
Then I cry, O Rock of Ages,
Hide Thou me.

Refrain

O Rock of Ages, hide Thou me,
No other refuge have I but Thee,
When life’s dark vale I wander,
Far, far from Thee;
Then I cry, O Rock of Ages,
Hide Thou me.

Sometimes it seems I dare not
Go one step farther on,
And from my heart all courage
Has slipped away and gone;
But, I remember Jesus,
And all His love for me,
Then I cry, O Rock of Ages,
Hide Thou me.

Refrain

O what a friend is Jesus,
Sure anchor for my soul,
So tender, true and gracious,
I’m safe in His control.
My help in time of danger,
My strong defense is He,
O Thou blessèd Rock of Ages,
Hide Thou me.

Refrain