Scripture Verse

From the end of the earth will I cry unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2

Introduction

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Rufus H. Cornelius
1872–1933

Words: Ma­ry K. Ken­ne­dy, in Our Thank­ful Songs (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, 1900).

Music: Ru­fus H. Cor­ne­li­us (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ken­ne­dy (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Remember me, dear Lord, to­day,
My sor­row Thou dost know;
My heart is pressed with care and grief,
To Thee, dear Lord, I go.

Refrain

To Thee, dear Lord, to Thee, I go,
Thou canst sus­tain and com­fort me,
To Thee, dear Lord, to Thee, I go.
To Thee, dear Lord, I go.

The floods of grief around me rise,
The winds of trou­ble blow;
Thou art the rock I’m rest­ing on,
To Thee, dear Lord, I go.

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Thou, on­ly Thou, hast pow­er to heal
The sor­rows here be­low;
Thy love will soothe the strick­en heart,
To Thee, dear Lord, I go.

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In ev­ery tri­al that we meet,
Thy lov­ing help be­stow;
In time of grief, in time of need,
To Thee, dear Lord, I go.

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