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


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.