Scripture Verse

The shadow of a great rock in a weary land. Isaiah 32:2


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 6‎, by Ira San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George Steb­bins (New York & Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church and Big­low & Main, 1891), num­ber 10.

Music: Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ira D. Sankey


Lead to the shadow of the Rock of Refuge
My weary feet;
Give me the water from the life-stream flowing
Clear, pure and sweet.


There from the billows and the tempest hiding,
Under the shelter of Thy love abiding,
Safe in the shadow of the Rock of Ages,
Joy shall be mine!

Lead to the shadow of the Rock Eternal
My heart oppressed;
There in the secret of Thy holy presence,
Calm shall I rest.


Lead to the shadow of the Rock of Ages;
Oh, keep Thou me
Safe from the arrows of the world’s temptations,
Close, close to Thee!