Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

A very present help in trouble

Full Text

1 A good ship, a burning wreck
Drifted on the ocean wide;
Those who once had trod her deck
Battling now the waters, cried:
“Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.”

2 Sinking ‘neath the rolling deep,
In the wide and treachrous main;
Faith alone could sing so sweet,
Pleadingly the hopeful strain:
“Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.”

3 Strong in faith, on Christ they call,
Helpless on the billowy sea;
Singing as they rise and fall,
Ever this their only plea:
“Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.”

4 Waves nor flame can ne’er devour
Those who call on Jesus’ name;
Trusting His almighty pow’r,
While they sing this sweet refrain:
“Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.”

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #149

Author: B. H. Tripp

(no biographical information available about B. H. Tripp.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A good ship, a burning wreck
Title: A very present help in trouble
Author: B. H. Tripp
Refrain First Line: Rock of Ages, cleft for me



Advertisements