35. The Sheltering Rock

1. There is a Rock in a weary land,
Its shadow falls on the burning sand,
Inviting pilgrims as they pass
To seek a shade in a wilderness.

Refrain:
Then why will ye die?
Oh! why will ye die?
When the shelt'ring Rock is so near by?
Oh! why will ye die?

2. There is a Well in a desert plain,
Its waters call with entreating strain,
"Ho, ev'ry thirsting sin-sick soul,
Come freely drink, and thou shalt be whole.

Refrain:
Then why will ye die?
Oh! why will ye die?
When the living Well is so near by?
Oh! why will ye die?

3. A great fold stands with its portals wide,
While stray the sheep on the mountain side,
The Shepherd climbs o'er mountains steep,
He's searching now for His wand'ring sheep.

Refrain:
Then why will ye die?
Oh! why will ye die?
When the Shepherd's fold is so near by?
Oh! why will ye die?

4. There is a cross where the Saviour died,
His blood flow'd out in a crimson tide
A sacrifice for sins of men,
And free to all who will enter in.

Refrain:
Then why will ye die?
Oh! why will ye die?
When the crimson cross is so near by?
Oh! why will ye die?

Text Information
First Line: There is a Rock in a weary land
Title: The Sheltering Rock
Author: W. E. P.
Refrain First Line: Then why will ye die?
Publication Date: 1888
Scripture: ; ; ;
Tune Information
Name: [There is a Rock in a weary land]
Composer: W. E. Penn
Key: A Major



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