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Cling to the rock

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1 Cling like the ivy, to the living Rock,
Safe in the darkness and the tempest shock;
Clinging more closely by the life of prayer,
Jesus will keep you in His mighty care.

Clinging to the living Rock,
Clinging to the living Rock,
Clinging while we serve Him more,
Clinging till safe on yonder shore.

2 Clinging to Jesus, while the days unfold,
Let nothing more us from our happy hold;
Trusting and praying, whether sun or rain;
All other refuge but in Him is vain. [Refrain]

3 Clinging to Jesus, like the ivy vine,
Faith’s growing tendrils will around Him twine;
Trusting and helping others, as we cling,
Wayfarers to the Rock of Ages bring. [Refrain]

Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #24

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Cling like the ivy
Title: Cling to the rock
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Clinging to the living rock