Scripture Verse

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer. 2 Samuel 22:3

Introduction

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John M. Bowman
(1859–1944)

Words & Mu­sic: John M. Bow­man, The High­way to Hea­ven (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, 1899) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

I am clinging to the Rock,
Blessèd saving Rock,
While the angry storms may o’er me roll;
I am sheltered ’neath the cleft
From the tempest’s shock,
Blessèd refuge to my weary soul.

Refrain

I am clinging, ever clinging,
I am clinging to the Rock;
Blessèd refuge, thou art dear to me;
I am clinging, ever clinging,
I am clinging to the Rock,
Blessèd Savior, I will cling to Thee.

I am clinging to the Rock,
Blessèd rock of faith,
There I see my Savior’s loving form;
I am looking unto Him
While my fleeting breath
Waits His praises thro’ the piercing storm.

Refrain

I am clinging to the Rock,
Blessèd rock of hope,
Keeping near the Savior’s bleeding side;
I am anchored to the Rock
That was cleft for me,
Near the fountain of the crimson tide.

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I am clinging to the Rock,
Blessèd rock of love,
Let me, Lord upon Thy bosom rest;
I am waiting for the time
To be called above,
With the ransomed there forever blest.

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