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25. The Sheltering Rock

1 There’s a firm shelt’ring Rock, and a strong fortress tow’r,
Where the weary and weak can renew failing pow’r,
Where the tempted and care-laden spirit may fly,—
O lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.

Lead me to the Rock,
Lead me to the Rock,
Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.

2 ‘Tis a refuge and rest thro’ the conflicts of life,
‘Tis a balm to the soul, when dismayed in the strife;
‘Tis a spring of salvation, a stream never dry,
A never failing Rock that is higher than I. [Chorus]

3 ‘Tis my comfort and stay, my deliv’rer and joy,
When the heart is o’erwhelmed with the ills that annoy;
When the fierce sweeping tempest of sorrow is nigh,
O lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. [Chorus]

4 When the few joys of life are all flitting away,
Like the soft fading light at the closing of the day,
When the shadow of death steals the light form my eye
O, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: There's a firm shelt'ring Rock, and a strong fortress tow'r
Title: The Sheltering Rock
Author: W. J. Kirkpatrick
Refrain First Line: Lead me to the Rock
Language: English
Publication Date: 1885
Topic: Christ's Name and Grace Extolled


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