I'm On the Rock at Last

My little bark was tempest tossed, and drifting with the tide

Author: Herbert Buffum
Tune: [My little bark was tempest-tossed, and drifting with the tide]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My little bark was tempest-tossed, and drifting with the tide;
I had no chart or compass true, no pilot for my guide;
A life-boat came to rescue me when hope was almost past;
I entered and now I can sing, I’m on the rock at last.

Chorus:
I’m on the rock at last,
I’m on the rock at last,
No more I sail a stormy sea,
My wanderings are past,
I stepped into the life-boat and now my anchor’s cast,
Oh, hallelujah! Praise the Lord, I’m on the rock at last.

2 I built my house upon the sand which could not stand the test,
For when the storms of life swept o’er, my heart was sore distressed;
I called on Christ to save me from the fury of the blast;
I’ve found the sure foundation now, I’m on the rock at last. [Chorus]

3 When Satan comes to buffet now, when fiercely beats the tide,
I do not fear the angry gale, but in the rock I hide,
And there I sing with trusting heart, tho’ clouds may overcast;
I’m safely hidden in the Cleft, I’m on the rock at last. [Chorus]

4 And here upon the rock I’ll stay, till Jesus comes again,
And catches up His waiting Bride a thousand years to reign;
And then I’ll sing this song anew with all earth’s sorrows past;
All glory be to Calv’ry’s Lamb, I’m on the rock at last. [Chorus]


Source: Great Tabernacle Hymns #86

Author: Herbert Buffum

Herbert Buffum was born in La Fayette, Illinois 13 November 1879. He became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He started preaching at seventeen years of age. He did city mission work up and down the Pacific Coast and later in small towns in Kansas. He began publishing hymns at the age of eighteen. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: My little bark was tempest tossed, and drifting with the tide
Title: I'm On the Rock at Last
Author: Herbert Buffum
Refrain First Line: I'm on the Rock at last

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Great Tabernacle Hymns #86

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