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In Zion's rock abiding

In Zion's rock abiding

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [In Zion's Rock abiding]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. In Zion’s Rock abiding,
My soul her triumph sings;
In His pavilion hiding,
I praise the King of kings.

My High Tower is He!
To Him will I flee;
In Him confide, in Him abide;
My High Tower is He!

2. Wild waves are round me swelling,
Dark clouds above I see;
Yet, in my Fortress dwelling,
More safe I cannot be. [Refrain]

3. My tower of strength can never
In time of trouble fail;
No power of hell, forever,
Against it shall prevail. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4423

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In Zion's rock abiding
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: My high tower is he
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #4423
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The Cyber Hymnal #4423

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