When thickly beat the storms of life

When thickly beat the storms of life

Author: Gurdon Robins
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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7686

Author: Gurdon Robins

Robins, Gurdon, an American bookseller, was born at Hartford, Connecticut, Nov. 7, 1813. Two of his hymns appeared anonymously in The Psalmist (Boston, 1843): (1) "There is a land mine eye hath seen" (Heaven); (2) "When thickly beat the storms of life" (God a Rock). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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Author: Gurdon Robins

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