Thou art my rock.@Psalm 71:3

George F. Root, 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George F. Root (1820-1895)

Thou art my rock in the wide desert land,
Sheltered by Thee here in safety I stand;
What tho’ the storms and the tempests may beat,
What tho’ the sun pour its fierce noontide heat:

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Sheltered by Thee, sheltered by Thee,
Here in the shadow from danger I’m free.

Once I was wand’ring exposed to the storm,
Refuge there was none to shield me from harm;
Then ’twas I found in the broad desert way
Christ as my rock and with gladness could say:

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Come to the rock so majestic and grand;
Here in its shelter a million may stand;
Each one may feel that his hope here is sure,
Each one may say in his safety secure:

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