In Zion's rock abiding

In Zion's rock abiding

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [In Zion's Rock abiding]
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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

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. ... Some of his verses have obtained wide popularity in most English-speaking countries. T… 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



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