Scripture Verse

The Lord is the Rock eternal.@Isaiah 26:4
Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Joy to the World, ed­it­ed by Tul­li­us O’Kane et al. (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Hitch­cock & Wal­den, 1878), num­ber 2.

Music: Tul­li­us C. O’Kane (🔊 pdf nwc).

Tullius C. O’Kane

Mighty Rock, whose towering form
Looks above the frowning storm,
Rock amid the desert waste,
To Thy shadow now I haste.


Unto Thee, unto Thee,
Precious Savior, now I flee;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

Of the springs that from Thee burst,
Let me drink and quench my thirst;
Weary, fainting, toil-oppressed,
In Thy shadow let me rest.


When I near the stream of death,
When I feel its chilly breath,
Rock where all my hopes abide,
In Thy shadow let me hide.