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The Blessed Rock of Ages

My feet were in the miry clay

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [My feet were in the miry clay]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My feet were in the miry clay
Until my Saviour came this way;
They’re safe upon the Rock today,
The blessed Rock of Ages.

Chorus:
O, restful Rock of Ages,
O peaceful Rock of Ages
Out of the miry clay,
Upon the Rock today;
The blessed Rock of Ages.

2 No more upon the sinking sand,
The storms may rage on ev’ry hand,
I’m not afraid, where now I stand,
Upon the Rock of Ages. [Chorus]

3 Oh, sure foundation for my feet,
While dreadful storms around me beat;
I’ll cling to Thee, thou refuge sweet—
Thou blessed Rock of Ages. [Chorus]

4 Oh, shelter for the tempest-tried,
Oh, blessed cleft wherein to hide,
In Thee, in Thee will I abide—
Thou blessed Rock of Ages. [Chorus]


Source: Gems and Jewels #64

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My feet were in the miry clay
Title: The Blessed Rock of Ages
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Refrain First Line: O, restful Rock of Ages
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gems and Jewels #64

The Praise Hymnal #d273

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