Honey from the rock

Far sweeter than the honey comb

Author: J. Gilchrist Lawson
Tune: [Far sweeter than the honey comb]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Far sweeter than the honey-comb
God’s Word is to His flock;
His precious Word makes fat the soul,
‘Tis honey from the rock.

It is honey from the rock,
It is honey from the rock,
My Saviour now is feeding me with honey from the rock;
It is honey from the rock,
It is honey from the rock,
My Saviour now is feeding me with honey from the rock.

2 When reading thro’ God’s precious Word,
I with my Saviour talk,
He feeds me with the bread of life,
And honey from the rock. [Refrain]

3 As day by day I read His Word,
And with my Saviour walk,
He spread for me a feast of things
With honey from the rock. [Refrain]

4 God’s Word is like the treasure hid,
Or finest wheat in shock,
‘Tis manna from the skies above,
And honey from the rock. [Refrain]

Source: Glad Tidings in Song #115

Author: J. Gilchrist Lawson

James Gilchrist Lawson, 1874-1946 Buried: Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. James Gilchrist Lawson (1874-1946) was an American evangelist and hymn writer who compiled several best-selling books of Christian biography and poetry. Lawson’s works include: Deeper Experiences of Famous Christians (Chicago, Illinois: Glad Tidings Publishing Company, 1911) Did Jesus Command Immersion?, 1915 Greatest Thoughts About the Bible, 1918 Greatest Thoughts About God, 1920 The World’s Best Humorous Anecdotes, 1923 The World’s Best Conundrums and Riddles of all Ages, 1924 The World’s Best Epigrams, 1924 The "International" Christian Worker’s New Testament, 1924 The Marked Reference Bible… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Far sweeter than the honey comb
Title: Honey from the rock
Author: J. Gilchrist Lawson
Refrain First Line: It is honey from the rock
Copyright: Public Domain



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Glad Tidings in Song #115

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