I am Clinging to the Rock

I am clinging to the Rock, Though the waves are wild and dark

Author: William Cushing
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am clinging to the Rock,
Tho’ the waves are wild and dark,
Tho’ the angry billows o’er me roll;
For I can not be afraid,
And my heart is undismayed,
While the Savior is the anchor of my soul.

Refrain:
Yes, I’m clinging to the Rock,
I am clinging to the Rock for evermore,
And there’s refuge there for me;
On the Savior trust, there’s refuge there.

2 I am clinging to the Rock,
Tho’ the way be lone and dark,
Tho’ the dreary shadows round me lie;
There are gleaming stars that shine
O’er this weary path of mine,
They will light me into joys that never die. [Refrain]

3 I am clinging to the Rock,
And I fear no tempest shock,
Tho’ the fiery darts of Satan fly;
For my feet are standing sure
On the Rock that shall endure,
When the earth and seas and skies are passed away. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #104

Author: William Cushing

Rv William Orcutt Cushing USA 1823-1903. Born at Hingham, MA, he read the Bible as a teenager and became a follower of the Orthodox Christian school of thought. At age 18 he decided to become a minister, following in his parents theology. His first pastorate was at the Christian Church, Searsburg, NY. He married Hena Proper in 1854. She was a great help to him throughout his ministry. He ministered at several NY locations over the years, including Searsburg, Auburn, Brookley, Buffalo, and Sparta. Hena died in 1870, and he returned to Searsburg, again serving as pastor there. Working diligently with the Sunday school, he was dearly beloved by young and old. Soon after, he developed a creeping paralysis that caused him to lose his… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am clinging to the Rock, Though the waves are wild and dark
Title: I am Clinging to the Rock
Author: William Cushing
Refrain First Line: Yes, clinging still clinging
Copyright: Public Domain

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