Scripture Verse

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer. Psalm 18:2


Words: Ford C. Ott­man, in Crown­ing Glo­ry (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1894), num­ber 104.

Music: Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ott­man (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Peter P. Bilhorn


Jesus, Thou my only refuge,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me;
As the storm clouds round me gather,
Let me hide myself in Thee.


Hide me, hide me, hide me;
Oh, my Savior, hide me;
While the stormy billows roll,
Thou the refuge of my soul.

Words and thoughts and best endeavor,
These for sin could not atone;
From the sea now raging round me,
Thou canst save, and Thou alone.


Earnestly I plead for mercy;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
In the blood shed for redemption,
Wash me, Savior, or I die.


In Thy presence safely hide me,
While I draw this fleeting breath;
To the haven surely guide me,
When mine eyes shall close in death.


Hide me, oh, my Savior, hide me,
When I soar to worlds unknown;
When I shall, in Thy great glory,
See Thee on Thy judgment throne.


Then, forevermore, dear Savior,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Saved from death and sin and sorrow,
Let me hide myself in Thee.