Eternal Rock, to thee I flee

Eternal Rock, to thee I flee

Author: John R. MacDuff
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Eternal Rock!--to thee I flee;
In thy rent fissures would I hide:
No rill of mercy flows to me
But issues from thy wounded side.

2 Earth's fondest hopes, and brightest dreams,
Are fitful, fugitive, and vain;
The best of its polluted streams
I only drink to thirst again.

3 Forgiveness, peace, salvation, heaven,
Jesus, I owe alone to thee--
The Rock whose clefts for me were riven,
The smitten One of Calvary!

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #388

Author: John R. MacDuff

Macduff, John Ross, D.D., second son of Alexander Macduff, of Bonhard, near Perth, was born at Bonhard, May 23, 1818. After studying at the University of Edinburgh, he became in 1842 parish minister of Kettins, Forfarshire, in 1849 of St. Madoes, Perthshire, and in 1855 of Sandyford, Glasgow. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of Glasgow in 1862, and about the same time also from the University of New York. He retired from pastoral work in 1871, lived at Chislehurst, Kent and died in 1887. He has published many practical and devotional works which have attained a wide circulation. In 1857 he was appointed by the General Assembly a member of their Hymnal Committee. His 31 hymns appeared in his Altar Stones, 1853, and were als… Go to person page >

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First Line: Eternal Rock, to thee I flee
Author: John R. MacDuff
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d56

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d46

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Songs of Pilgrimage #66

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #93c

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d212

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The Voice of Praise #388

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