Scripture Verse

The God of my rock; in Him will I trust: He is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior; Thou savest me from violence. 2 Samuel 22:3

Introduction

Words: Lau­ra E. New­ell, in Ech­oes of Re­demp­tion, by Charles L. Moore & Friend S. Ro­bin­son (Ma­ri­on, Ohio: Moore & Ro­bin­son, 1893), num­ber 36.

Music: Ham­lin E. Cogs­well (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cog­swell (or bet­ter one of New­ell) (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Laura E. Newell
1854–1916

Lyrics

In the Rock I’m safely resting,
Storms may beat, and tempests rave,
But secure I stand undaunted,
Christ will shelter, He will save.
While the billows in their fury
Madly dash, and breakers roar,
Closer still I’ll cling to Je­sus,
He’s my refuge ev­er­more.

Refrain

In the Rock, the Rock Christ Je­sus,
Firm I stand thro’ storm and sun,
Naught on earth hath power to harm me,
’Till the vic­to­ry is won;
He is mine, I’m His for­ev­er,
By His presence I am blest;
He will guide me, gently guide me,
To the blissful vales of rest.

In the blessèd Rock I’m resting,
He’s the anchor of my soul;
And tho’ lives are filled with anguish,
Broken hearts doth He make whole.
Christ will bless and not forsake me,
He’s my comfort and my stay;
With His tender hand so loving,
He doth wipe my tears away.

Refrain

In the Rock I’m safely resting,
Now the evening shadows near,
As a mantle shroud my pathway,
But I do not feel a fear;
He is mine, I’m His for­ev­er;
By His presence I am blest,
He will guide me, gently guide me
To the blissful isles of rest.

Refrain