The sheltering rock

Representative Text

1 A great rock stands in a weary land,
And its shadows fall on the parched sand,
And it calls to the trav’ler passing by:
“I will shelter thee here continually.”
Then why will ye die?
When the shelt’ring rock is standing by;
O why will ye die?

2 A great well lies in a weary land,
And its waters call over life’s rough strand
That the great well is deep, with waters rife,
Springing up into everlasting life.
Then why will ye die?
When the great deep well is standing by;
O why will ye die?

3 A wide fold stands in a weary land,
And the sheep are called on every hand;
And the Shepherd no wand’rer turns away,
But He changes his darkness into day.
Then why will ye die?
When the great, wide fold is standing by;
O why will ye die?

4 A rough cross stands near a city wall,
Where the Saviour died out of love for all,
Where angels still tell the message blest,
That the way now is plain to endless rest.
Then why will ye die?
When the blood-stained cross is standing by;
O why will ye die?

Source: Revival Hymns: a Collection of New and Standard Hymns for Gospel and social meetings, Sunday schools and Young People's Societies #66

Author: Edward Husband

Husband, Edward was educated at St. Aidan's College, Birkenhead. Taking Holy Orders in 1866, he was successively Curate of Atherstone and Folkestone; and in 1878 Vicar of St. Michael and All Angels, Folkestone. In 1874 Mr. Husband published The Mission Hymnal, in which appeared his hymns as follows:— 1. Alas! poor world, I loved thee long. Rest in Jesus. 2. And dost Thou ask me, dearest Lord. Christ's Invitation, " Follow Me." 3. I must have Jesus only. Jesus only desired 4. Sweet Blood, dear ransom of our souls. The Blood of Jesus. These hymns are very simple, earnest, and impassioned: and bear a great resemblance to Facer's compositions. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Author: D. C. Wright

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Text Information

First Line: A great Rock stands in a weary land
Title: The sheltering rock
Author: Edward Husband
Author: D. C. Wright
Refrain First Line: O why, O why, will ye die

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