Scripture Verse

The God of my rock; in Him will I trust: He is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior; Thou savest me from violence. 2 Samuel 22:3


Words: Lau­ra E. New­ell, in Ech­oes of Re­demp­tion, by Charles L. Moore & Friend S. Ro­bin­son (Mar­i­on, Ohio: Moore & Ro­bin­son, 1893), num­ber 36.

Music: Ham­lin E. Cogs­well (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cog­swell (or bet­ter one of New­ell) (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Laura E. Newell


In the Rock I’m safely resting,
Storms may beat, and tempests rave,
But secure I stand undaunted,
Christ will shelter, He will save.
While the billows in their fury
Madly dash, and breakers roar,
Closer still I’ll cling to Jesus,
He’s my refuge evermore.


In the Rock, the Rock Christ Jesus,
Firm I stand thro’ storm and sun,
Naught on earth hath power to harm me,
’Till the victory is won;
He is mine, I’m His forever,
By His presence I am blest;
He will guide me, gently guide me,
To the blissful vales of rest.

In the blessèd Rock I’m resting,
He’s the anchor of my soul;
And tho’ lives are filled with anguish,
Broken hearts doth He make whole.
Christ will bless and not forsake me,
He’s my comfort and my stay;
With His tender hand so loving,
He doth wipe my tears away.


In the Rock I’m safely resting,
Now the evening shadows near,
As a mantle shroud my pathway,
But I do not feel a fear;
He is mine, I’m His forever;
By His presence I am blest,
He will guide me, gently guide me
To the blissful isles of rest.