1 In the Rock I’m safely resting,
Storms may beat, and tempests rave,
But secure I stand undaunted,
Christ will shelter, He will save.
While the billows in their fury
Madly dash, and breakers roar,
Closer still I’ll cling to Jesus,
He’s my refuge evermore.
In the Rock, the Rock Christ Jesus,
Firm I stand thro’ storm and sun,
Naught on earth hath power to harm me,
’Till the victory is won;
He is mine, I’m His forever,
By His presence I am blest;
He will guide me, gently guide me,
To the blissful vales of rest.
2 In the blessèd Rock I’m resting,
He’s the anchor of my soul;
And tho’ lives are filled with anguish,
Broken hearts doth He make whole.
Christ will bless and not forsake me,
He’s my comfort and my stay;
With His tender hand so loving,
He doth wipe my tears away. [Refrain]
3 In the Rock I’m safely resting,
Now the evening shadows near,
As a mantle shroud my pathway,
But I do not feel a fear;
He is mine, I’m His forever;
By His presence I am blest,
He will guide me, gently guide me
To the blissful isles of rest. [Refrain]
Born: February 5, 1854, New Marlborough, Connecticut.
Died: October 13, 1916, Manhattan, Kansas.
Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching.
In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >
Display Title: In The Rock I'm Safely RestingFirst Line: In the Rock I’m safely restingTune Title: [In the Rock I'm safely resting]Author: Laura Emeline Pixley NewellSource: Echoes of Redemption, by Charles L. Moore and Friend S. Robinson (Marion, Ohio: Moore & Robinson, 1893)