In seasons of grief to my God

In seasons of grief to my God I'll repair

Author: William Hunter
Published in 89 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
Copyright: Public Domain


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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Deutsches Lieder- und Melodienbuch, mit einem Anhang englisher Lieder #a326

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The Good Old Songs #d268

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