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In seasons of grief to my God

In seasons of grief to my God I'll repair

Author: William Hunter
Published in 84 hymnals

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In seasons of grief to my God I'll repair,
When my heart is o'erwhelmed in sorrow and care;
From the ends of the earth unto thee will I cry,
"Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I"

When Satan, my foe, comes in like a flood,
To drive my poor soul from the fountain of good,
I'll pray to the Savior who kindly did cry,
"Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I"

And when I have ended my pilgrimage here,
In Jesus' pure righteousness let me appear:
From the swellings of Jordan to thee will I cry:
"Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I"

And when the last trumpet shall sound through the skies,
And the dead from the dust of the earth shall arise,
With millions I'll join, far above yonder sky,
To praise the Great Rock that is higher than I.

The Southern Harmony

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: In seasons of grief to my God I'll repair
Title: In seasons of grief to my God
Author: William Hunter
Language: English


In seasons of grief to my God I'll repair. [Christ the Rock.] This is No. 200 in John Stamp's Christian's Spiritual Song Book, 1845, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. Daniel Sedgwick ascribes it to the "Rev. John Price, 1805." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #429Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d110
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #1066Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #786Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #596Page Scan
A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp: being a selection of hymns set to music, for Sunday schools and the social circle #196Page Scan
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d256
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d215
Apostolic Hymns and Songs: a collection of hymns and songs, both new and old, for the church, protracted meetings, and the Sunday school #26Page Scan
Bright Gems: for Sabbath-schools, prayer-meetings, services of song, etc. #51Page Scan
Chapel Melodies #108Page Scan
Christian Hymns to be used by the Children of God. 2nd ed. #d97
Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #328Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d345
Crowning Day No. 2 #193Page Scan
Devotional Melodies: or, a collection of original and selected tunes and hymns, designed for congregational and social worship. (2nd ed.) #194Page Scan
Devotional Melodies; or, a collection of original and selected tunes and hymns, designed for congregational and social worship. (3rd ed.) #194Page Scan
Dew Drops of Sacred Song: gathered for the use of Sabbath schools #89bPage Scan
Die kleine Perlen-Samlung : oder Auswahl Geistreicher Lieder, Mehrstenthiels, von manuscripten genommen, zum Dienst, Gebrauch und Auferbauung... (1. Aufl.) #A18Page Scan
Early Blossoms: a collection of music for Sabbath schools, with rudiments #107aPage Scan
Familiar Hymns for Social Meetings #84Page Scan
Gospel Hymns and Tune Book #d173
Gospel Pearls #d31
Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d158
Heavenward: a choice selection of sacred songs, adapted to the wants of Sunday Schools, Praise Meetings and the Home Circle #133Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #605Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #S55Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #S55Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Prayer and Social Meetings #112Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #326Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d231
Joy Bells of Heaven #d29
Missionary Hymns #d48
Pearls of Praise #107AudioPage Scan
Priceless Jewels #d25
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #742Page Scan
Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d169
Revival Hymns #d81
Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d130
Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #321Page Scan
Salvation Army Music #d112
Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d118
Select Melodies, Comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use not Found in the Standard Methodist Episcopal Hymnal #d118
Select Melodies; Comprising the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use, and not generally found in standard church hymn-books: as also a number of original pieces, and translations from...German #284Page Scan
Songs for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #22Page Scan
Songs of Redemption and Praise #d49
Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d83
Spring Blossoms #d45
Sunday School Hymn Book #d195
The Brethren's Sunday School Song Book #d67
The Canadian Sunday School Harp #d74
The Chapel Hymn Book #d174
The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d166
The Christian Harp and Sabbath School Songster: designed for the use of the social religious circle, revivals, and the Sabbath school (14th ed.) #38Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #264Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d334
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #189Page Scan
The Christian Melodist, a Collection of Popular Songs, for Use in Public and Social Meetings ... #d176
The Christian Psalmist #d333
The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d196
The Christian Songster: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, usually sung at camp, prayer, and social meetings, and revivals of religion. Designed for all denominations #8Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d457
The Gem #d63
The Golden Harp: or, Camp-Meeting Hymns, Old and New, Set to Music #d62
The Good Old Songs #d268
The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d157
The Heavenly Choir: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of worship, congregational, church, prayer, praise, choir, Sunday school, and social meeings #44Page Scan
The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #168bPage Scan
The Mission Hymnal #d59
The New Harp of Columbia #d46
The Palm: a collection of sacred music, for choirs, singing schools and conventions #243Page Scan
The Revivalist: a Collection of Choice Revival Hymns and Tunes #340Page Scan
The Shining Way #d43
The Social Harp #143
The Social Harp #233
The Social Harp. Rev. #d188
The Social Harp: Comprising the Richest Variety of Spiritual Songs ... #d154
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #60TextAudioPage Scan
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New edition, thoroughly revised and much enlarged #60Page Scan
The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d194
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #1035TextPage Scan
Two Hundred and Fifty-two Familiar Hymns #d92
Voice of Praise #d36
Zion's Harp ... Sacred Songs Not Found in the Methodist Hymn Book and Many Never Before Published with Several Original Pieces #d164
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