Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Charles C. Case
(1843–1918)

Words: Fred Wood­row, in Songs for the Har­vest Field (New York: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1891).

Music: Charles C. Case (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Standing on the Rock of Ages,
The Rock that shall endure,
Unshaken by the tempest,
Eternal, firm and sure;
There is a safe retreat,
A refuge strong and free,
Amid the stormy billows
Of life’s tempestuous sea.

Refrain

Standing, standing,
Standing on the Rock of Ages,
Standing, standing,
No need have I to fear.

Standing on the Rock of Ages,
We view the tranquil soul,
Untroubled by the tempest,
Or surging billows’ roll;
Be dangers what they may,
And break the waves of care,
Amid the wild commotion,
We stand in safety there.

Refrain

Standing on the Rock of Ages,
No need have we to fear,
God banishes our sorrow,
God wipes away our tear;
We’re watching, we believe,
We trust His promise sure,
That crowns of joy are waiting
For all His saints secure.

Refrain