My Refuge

Jesus, Savior, to thy side

Author: P. P. Bliss
Tune: [Jesus Saviour, to Thy side]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus, Savior, to Thy side,
From th’avenger I would flee;
Let me safely there abide,
Let Thy grace my refuge be.

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

2 Whersoe’er my tent is spread,
There will I Thy name make known;
Israel by one Shepherd led,
Evermore in Him are one. [Refrain]

3 To Thy loving side, each hour,
Close and closer would I cling;
Shielded by Thy mighty power,
Trustful may I ever sing. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10167

Author: P. 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: Jesus, Savior, to thy side
Title: My Refuge
Author: P. P. Bliss
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rock of ages, cleft for me
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10167
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The Cyber Hymnal #10167

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