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The rifted rock

In the rifted rock I'm resting Sure and safe

Author: Lewis Hartsough
Tune: [In the Rifted Rock I'm resting]
Published in 32 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 In the rifted rock I’m resting,
Safe and sure from all alarm;
Storms and billows have united
All in vain to do me harm;
In the rifted rock I’m resting,
Surf is dashing at my feet,
Storm clouds dark are o’er me hovering,
Yet my rest is all complete.

In the rifted rock I’m resting,
Sure and safe from all alarm;
Storms and billows have united
All in vain to do me harm.

2 Many stormy seas I’ve traversed,
Endless gale and squall have known,
Have been driven without anchor,
On the barren shores, and lone;
Yet I now have found a haven,
Never moved by tempest shock,
Where my soul is safe forever,
In the blessèd rifted rock. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11837

Author: Lewis Hartsough

Hartsough, Lewis, was born at Ithaca, New York, Aug. 31, 1823. Of his hymns the following are in common use:—- 1. I hear Thy welcome voice. The Divine Invitation. 2. In the rifted Rock I'm resting. Safety in Jesus. 3. Lead me to the Rock that's higher. Safety in Jesus. 4. O who'll stand up for Jesus? All for Jesus Nos. 1-3 are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878 (1 and 3 with music by Hartsough). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the rifted rock I'm resting Sure and safe
Title: The rifted rock
Author: Lewis Hartsough



The Cyber Hymnal #11837
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