Scripture Verse

Fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you. Psalm 81:16


Honey Out of the Rock, 1892

Words & Mu­sic: Lan­ta W. Smith, in Ho­ney Out of the Rock, by Will­iam S. Nick­le, Frank­lin A. Har­din & John B. Shaw (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Mey­er & Bro­ther, 1892), num­ber 1 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Smith (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Out in the desert of sin Jesus found me,
Lost in the depths of a sinner’s despair;
Gently thro’ paths of forgiveness He led me,
Spreading a feast in the wilderness rare.


With honey from the rock He is feeding His people,
Honey from the rock, honey from the rock;
With honey from the rock He is feeding His people,
Sweet are the gifts of God.

Now from the riches of grace He’s bestowing
Wonderful blessings my joy to complete;
Feeding my soul every day with His bounty—
Honey and milk, and the best of the wheat.


No one can tell all the joy of redemption;
No one describe half the blessings in store;
No one can measure the bliss of possessing
Knowledge of pardon, and peace evermore.


Come, sinner, come, there’s a wide invitation;
Come with your sin-burdened, hungering heart;
Think of the joy that is promised the faithful—
In all this blessedness you have a part.