Scripture Verse

My God is the rock of my refuge. Psalm 94:22


Words: Gur­don Ro­bins, in the Psal­mist, 1843.

Music: Ze­lek, in Har­mon­ia Sac­ra, 12th edi­tion, 1867, by Jo­seph Funk (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ro­bins or Funk (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


When thick­ly beat the storms of life,
And hea­vy is the chast­en­ing rod,
The soul, be­yond the waves of strife,
Views the eter­nal Rock—her God.

What hope dis­pels the spir­it’s gloom,
When sink­ing ’neath af­flict­ion’s shock?
Faith, through the vis­ta of the tomb,
Points to the ev­er­last­ing Rock.

Is there a man who can­not see
That joy and grief are from above?
O let him hum­bly bend the knee,
And own his Fa­ther’s chast­en­ing love.

Hope, grace, and truth, with gen­tle hand,
Shall lead a bleed­ing Sav­ior’s flock,
And show them, in the pro­mised land,
The shel­ter of th’eter­nal Rock.