From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.@Psalm 61:2

Frank M. Davis, in Notes of Praise (Vicksburg, Mississippi: F. M. Davis, 1886), number 21 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Frank M. Davis (1839-1896)

I am safe in the Rock that is higher than I;
This my refuge thro’ storms e’er shall be;
Tho’ my frail bark is tossed on the billows’ mad foam,
Yet I’m sheltered forever in Thee.

Refrain

Sheltered in Thee, sheltered in Thee,
O Thou blest Rock of Ages,
I am sheltered in Thee.

I am safe in the Cleft that was riven for me;
From the power of the tempter I’m free;
Tho’ my pathway be dark, and the storms sweep the sky,
Yet securely I’m sheltered in Thee.

Refrain

I am safe in the Rock, let whatever betide;
Death and hell have no terror for me;
I can walk without fear through the shadowy vale,
For securely I’m sheltered in Thee.

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