Scripture Verse

That Rock was Christ. 1 Corinthians 10:4

Introduction

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Lewis T. Hartsough
(1828–1919)

Words: Lew­is T. Hart­sough, in Pure Gold, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1871), page 134, alt.

Music: Oise Ro­bert Low­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Robert Lowry
(1826–1899)

Lyrics

In the rifted rock I’m resting,
Safe and sure from all alarm;
Storms and billows have united
All in vain to do me harm;
In the rifted rock I’m resting,
Surf is dashing at my feet,
Storm clouds dark are o’er me hovering,
Yet my rest is all complete.

Refrain

In the rifted rock I’m resting,
Sure and safe from all alarm;
Storms and billows have united
All in vain to do me harm.

Many stormy seas I’ve traversed,
Endless gale and squall have known,
Have been driven without anchor,
On the barren shores, and lone;
Yet I now have found a haven,
Never moved by tempest shock,
Where my soul is safe forever,
In the blessèd rifted rock.

Refrain