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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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Safety in God.

Music: Ad­vent (Goss) John Goss, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John Goss
(1800–1880)

Lyrics

When overwhelmed with grief
My heart within me dies,
Helpless and far from all relief,
To Heav’n I lift mine eyes.

O lead me to the rock
That’s high above my head
And make the covert of Thy wings
My shelter and my shade.

Within Thy presence, Lord,
For ever I’ll abide;
Thou art the tower of my defense,
The refuge where I hide.

Thou givest me the lot
Of those that fear Thy name;
If endless life be their reward,
I shall possess the same.