Scripture Verse

We have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. Ephesians 1:7


Victor H. Benke

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Young Peo­ple’s Songs of Praise, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key (Chi­cago, Il­linois: Big­low & Main, 1902), num­ber 94. This source gives the au­thor as Vic­tor­ia Stu­art, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms. Lat­er pub­lished in­stanc­es of the song (at least sev­en) ident­i­fy the au­thor as Fan­ny Cro­sby.

Music: Bo­lu Vic­tor H. Ben­ke, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Fanny Crosby


O Thou Rock of my salvation,
Hope and refuge of my soul,
Thou wilt hide me when the tempest
And the stormy billows roll.


I will sing of Thy redemption
And proclaim the wondrous grace
That beyond the vale and shadow
Has prepared for me a place.

Thou who didst so kindly watch me,
Ere my heart to Thee I gave,
Thou whose love has paid my ransom,
Can I doubt Thy power to save?


Thou who art my staff and comfort,
While this fleeting life shall last,
I will trust Thee for the future,
And adore Thee for the past.