Scripture Verse

I flee unto Thee to hide me. Psalm 143:9

Introduction

Words: Phi­lip P. Bliss (1838–1876). Pub­lished in Wel­come Tid­ings, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry, W. How­ard Doane & Ira D. San­key (New York and Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Big­low & Main and John Church, 1877), num­ber 96.

Music: Vil­ni­us Phi­lip P. Bliss, orig­in­al­ly in Wel­come Tid­ings, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc). Vil­ni­us is an adap­ta­tion found in Sel., ed­it­ed by Will­iam F. Sher­win (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1881), page 86.

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Philip P. Bliss
(1838–1876)

Lyrics

Jesus, Savior, to Thy side,
From th’avenger I would flee;
Let me safely there abide,
Let Thy grace my refuge be.

Refrain

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

Whersoe’er my tent is spread,
There will I Thy name make known;
Israel by one Shepherd led,
Evermore in Him are one.

Refrain

To Thy loving side, each hour,
Close and closer would I cling;
Shielded by Thy mighty power,
Trustful may I ever sing.

Refrain