In the shadow of the rock Let me rest

In the shadow of the rock Let me rest

Author: Ray Palmer
Published in 76 hymnals

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1 In the shadow of the rock
Let me rest, let me rest,
When I feel the tempest’s shock
Thrill my breast;
All in vain the storm shall sweep.
While I hide, while I hide,
And my tranquil vigil keep,
By Thy side.

Chorus:
In the shadow of the rock I will fear no tempest’s shock,
In the shadow of the rock let me rest;
In the shadow of the rock I will fear no tempest’s shock,
In the shadow of the rock let me rest.

2 On the parched and desert way,
Where I tread, where I tread,
With the scorching noontide ray
O’er my head,
Let me find a welcome shade,
Cool and still, cool and still,
And my weary steps be stayed
Where I will. [Chorus]

3 I in peace will rest me here,
Till I see, till I see
That the skies again are fair
Over me;
That the burning hearts are passed,
And the day, and the day
Bids the traveler at last
Go his way. [Chorus]


Source: Light and Life Songs No. 2 #82

Author: Ray Palmer

Ray Palmer (b. Little Compton, RI, 1808; d. Newark, NJ, 1887) is often considered to be one of America's best nineteenth-century hymn writers. After completing grammar school he worked in a Boston dry goods store, but a religious awakening prodded him to study for the ministry. He attended Yale College (supporting himself by teaching) and was ordained in 1835. A pastor in Congregational churches in Bath, Maine (1835-1850), and Albany, New York (1850-1865), he also served as secretary of the American Congregational Union (1865-1878). Palmer was a popular preacher and author, writing original poetry as well as translating hymns. He published several volumes of poetry and hymns, including Sabbath Hymn Book (1858), Hymns and Sacred Pieces (1865… Go to person page >

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Author: Ray Palmer
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