Scripture Verse

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


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

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.


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.


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.