O Safe to the Rock That Is Higher Than I

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1 O safe to the Rock that is higher than I,
My soul in its conflicts and sorrows would fly.
So sinful, so weary, Thine, Thine would I be;
Thou blest Rock of Ages, I'm hiding in Thee.

Chorus:
Hiding in Thee, Hiding in Thee,
Thou blest Rock of Ages, I'm hiding in Thee.

2 In the calm of the noontide, in sorrow's lone hour,
In times when temptation casts o'er me its power,
In the tempests of life, on its wide, heaving sea
Thou blest Rock of Ages, I'm hiding in Thee. [Chorus]

3 How oft in the conflict, when pressed by the foe,
I have fled to my Refuge and breathed out my woe.
How often when trials like sea billows roll
Have I hidden in Thee, O Thou Rock of my soul. [Chorus]


Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #452

Author: W. O. Cushing

Cushing, William Orcutt , born at Hingham, Massachusetts, Dec. 31, 1823, is the author of the following hymns which appear in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos:— 1. Beautiful valley of Eden. Heaven. 2. Down in the valley with my Saviour I would go. Trusting to Jesus. 3. Fair is the morning land. Heaven. 4. I am resting so sweetly in Jesus now. Rest and Peace in Jesus. 5. I have heard of a land far away. Heaven. 6. 0 safe to the Rock that is higher than I. The Rock of Ages. 1. Ring the bells of heaven, there is joy today. Heavenly Joy over repenting Sinners. 8. We are watching, we are waiting. Second Advent anticipated. Mr. Cushing has also several additional hymns in some American Sunday School collections… Go to person page >

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First Line: O safe to the Rock that is higher than I
Title: O Safe to the Rock That Is Higher Than I
Author: W. O. Cushing (1876)
Meter: 11.11.11.11 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hiding in thee
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

HIDING IN THEE

Ira David Sankey (b. Edinburgh, PA, 1840; d. Brooklyn, NY, 1908) composed HIDING IN THEE (also known as SANKEY) and first published it in Welcome Tidings (1887), compiled by Lowry, Doane (PHH 473), and Sankey. It was set to the text "O Safe to the Rock That Is Higher than I." The four lines of HIDIN…

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