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

Annie E. Thomson, in New Pearls of Song, edited by Frank M. Davis (Rochester, New York: J. P. Shaw, 1877), page 50.

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Frank M. Davis (1839-1896)

In a weary land I wander,
And with faltering steps I walk;
But I soon shall rest up yonder
In the shadow of the Rock.

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In the shadow of the Rock,
In the shadow of the Rock,
I will soon be resting yonder
In the shadow of the Rock.

Here my toils are unabating,
And rude cares about me mock;
But my rest is yonder waiting,
In the shadow of the Rock.

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In these pastures fair and vernal,
With my Shepherd’s chosen flock
I shall feast on joys eternal
In the shadow of the Rock.

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By these waters gently flowing,
I shall fear no tempest’s shock,
And no want or grief be knowing,
In the shadow of the Rock.

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So with patient faith I’ll wander,
And with loving trust will walk,
For I’ll soon be resting yonder
In the shadow of the Rock.

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