The Clefted Rock

In the clefted Rock I hide

Author: Nancy Byers
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the clefted Rock I hide,
Savior, let me here abide;
Sheltered from each stormy gale,
All secure within the vale.

Blessed Rock, on Thee I build,
Ever be my sun and shield;
Help me labor, watch, and pray,
Ready for the crowning day.

2 Tempest-tossed I came to Thee,
Precious shelter made for me;
Cleansed and purified from sin,
Thou didst freely take me in. [Refrain]

3 When the surging billows roll,
There’s a calm within my soul;
While my trust in Thee is stayed,
I shall never be afraid. [Refrain]

4 Rock of safety—blest abode,
Hid away with Christ in God;
Nothing can I want beside,
For my soul is satisfied. [Refrain]

5 When this earthly house shall fall,
And my days are numbered all,
Then my house not made with hands,
Evermore in glory stands. [Refrain]

6 Then, dear Jesus, keep me hid,
That I e’er be found amid
Choicest jewels of Thy care,
When in glory I appear. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Nancy Byers

Born: July 20, 1833, Newburg, Pennsylvania. Died: July 22, 1894, Whiteside County, Illinois. Buried: Minta Cemetery, Garden Plain, Illinois. Nancy’s son was composer Andrew Byers. Sources: Findagrave, accessed 20 Nov 2016 © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the clefted Rock I hide
Title: The Clefted Rock
Author: Nancy Byers
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Blessed Rock, on Thee I build
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #896
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Cyber Hymnal #896


Timeless Truths #895

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us