Scripture Verse

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer. Psalm 18:2

Introduction

Words: Bir­die Bell, in Sing­ing for Joy, ed­it­ed by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter & John D. Pat­ton (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, 1902).

Music: Ben­gh­azi A. J. Ro­ber­tson (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ro­bert­son’s full name, where to get a bet­ter pho­to him, or where to get a good pho­to of Bell (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
A. J. Robertson
(1872–?)

Lyrics

I’m standing on the Rock of Ages,
What matter if the rough winds blow?
I’m fearing not the storms which gather,
There’s safety in the Lord I know.

Refrain

I’m standing on the Rock of Ages,
In safety I may here abide;
The surging waves will not o’erwhelm me,
I’m fearing neither wind or tide.

I’m standing on the Rock of Ages,
The angry winds go sweeping by;
No storm can shake the rock beneath me,
I’m singing as the waves dash high.

Refrain

I’m standing on the Rock of Ages,
Though billows in their fury roll,
I’m trusting in the Lord forever,
No tempest can affright my soul.

Refrain