The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer.@2 Samuel 22:2

William R. Landon, in On Joyful Wing, edited by John Sweney & William J. Kirkpatrick (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1886), number 26.

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John R. Sweney (1837-1899)

Savior, break this heart of mine,
Melt it now with love divine;
Only Thou my help must be,
Only Thou canst set me free.

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Out of the deep and miry clay,
Take me away, oh, take me away;
Show me the Rock, O Lord, I pray,
Rock of eternal ages.

Bend Thine ear and hear my cry,
Leave me not in sin to die;
This my hope, my only plea―
Thou didst come to rescue me.

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Reach Thy hand and lift my soul
From the waves that o’er me roll;
Where for refuge can I flee?
Lord, I perish; save Thou me.

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Save me now and evermore;
Lord, I would Thy name adore;
Hide my trembling soul in Thee;
Lord, I perish, save Thou me.

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