Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Henry B. Hartzler
1840–1920

Words: Hen­ry B. Hartz­ler, in Spi­ri­tu­al Songs for Gos­pel Meet­ings and the Sun­day School, ed­it­ed by Eli­sha A. Hoff­man & John H. Ten­ney (Cleve­land, Ohio: Sam­u­el Bar­ker, 1878), page 13.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Lyrics

In the Rock of Ages hiding,
I have found a sure retreat;
In the Refuge now abiding,
I have found a joy complete.

Refrain

While the storm around me rages,
And the angry billows roar,
I am hiding in the Rock of Ages,
I am safe forevermore.

In the Rock of Ages resting,
I enjoy a sweet repose;
Where the grace of God forever
Like a mighty river flows.

Refrain

In the Rock of Ages trusting,
I am kept in perfect peace;
In the hope of glory waiting,
Till the toil of life shall cease.

Refrain