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Lead me to the Rock that's higher

Lead me to the Rock that's higher

Author: Lewis Hartsough
Tune: [Lead me to the Rock that's higher]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Full Text

1. Lead me to the rock that’s higher
Than the rock poor self can show;
Lead me to its perfect shelter,
The strong tower from every foe.

In the higher rock I’m trusting,
Restful, peaceful, saved and free,
’Tis the tested rock of ages,
Its dear shadow shelters me.

2. Yes, the higher rock so towering
Gives, amid life’s rudest storms,
Perfect refuge, surest safety,
Sweetest rest amid alarms. [Refrain]

3. ’Tis the higher rock that gives me
Faith’s glad strength for every hour;
Oh to measure all its gladness,
All its preciousness of power! [Refrain]

4. ’Tis the higher rock sustains me
Joyously from day to day;
Lifting heart, and soul, and spirit,
To the purer, holier way. [Refrain]

5. ’Tis the higher rock that saves me,
’Tis the higher rock I’ve found,
Where abide the crowning graces—
Faith and hope and love abound. [Refrain]

6. So will I sing praises to Thee—
For Thy wondrous power to save;
Daily ’neath Thy shadow resting,
Till the victor’s palm I wave. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2411

Author: Lewis Hartsough

Hartsough, Lewis, was born at Ithaca, New York, Aug. 31, 1823. Of his hymns the following are in common use:—- 1. I hear Thy welcome voice. The Divine Invitation. 2. In the rifted Rock I'm resting. Safety in Jesus. 3. Lead me to the Rock that's higher. Safety in Jesus. 4. O who'll stand up for Jesus? All for Jesus Nos. 1-3 are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878 (1 and 3 with music by Hartsough). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lead me to the Rock that's higher
Author: Lewis Hartsough
Refrain First Line: In the higher Rock I'm trusting



The Cyber Hymnal #2411
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