Scripture Verse

Thou art my rock and my fortress. Psalm 31:3

Introduction

Words: Mar­tha S. Lip­pin­cott, in Young Peo­ple’s Songs of Praise, by Ira D. San­key (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1902), num­ber 7.

Music: Av­o­ca Hart P. Danks, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Hart P. Danks
(1834–1903)

Lyrics

Surely, surely there is safety
In the shelter of our Lord,
He is ready to protect us,
When His mercy is implored;
Let us look to Him in trouble
When upon life’s stormy sea;
He will be a place of refuge,
Where our souls at rest may be.

He will lead us on to Heaven
If we follow in His way;
And will be the star to guide us
To the bright, celestial day;
Let us steer life’s vessel ever
To the harbor of His grace,
So that He at last may bring us
To behold Him face to face.

He’s a refuge never failing,
And a rock on which to stand;
And to us He’s ever reaching
With a tender, loving hand;
He will keep us safe for ever
Sheltered by His boundless love,
Till we enter thro’ the portals
To the home prepared above.