O let me hide in thee

O blessed Rock of Ages, O Lamb of Calvary

Author: James W. Gaines
Tune: [O blessed Rock of Ages, O Lamb of Calvary]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O blessed Rock of Ages,
O Lamb of Calvary,
The hope of every nation,
Oh, let me hide in thee!

O blessed Rock of Ages,
Let me hide myself in thee!
Though raging billows near me roll,
My refuge ever be;
By faith my soul to thee is anchored;
Give me grace to see,
Till life and all its cares have passed;
Oh, let me hide in thee!

2 O Rock of my salvation,
My shelter ever be
From sin with its temptations;
Oh, let me hide in thee! [Refrain]

3 Thou, everlasting refuge,
Thru life my hope shall be;
When death’s dark shadows gather,
Oh, let me hide in thee! [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #102

Author: James W. Gaines

Born: January 23, 1881, Hiram, Kaufman County, Texas. Died: June 3, 1937, Oakville, Tennessee. Buried: Edmondson Cemetery, Southaven, Mississippi. In 1900, Gaines was living in Kauffman, Texas. He worked with the Trio and/or Quartet Music Companies in Waco, Texas, and married Laurel Life around 1904. Their daughter Mia was born in Texas around 1906, and their son Charles Life Gaines in Missouri around 1907. The family moved to Tennessee by World War I, when Gaines was drafted for military service. After the war, he ran a music publishing company in Memphis, Tennessee. His works include: The Gospel Messenger (Memphis, Tennessee: J. W. Gaines Music Company, 1931) Revival Tidings (Memphis, Tennessee: Gaines Music Company, 1932… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O blessed Rock of Ages, O Lamb of Calvary
Title: O let me hide in thee
Author: James W. Gaines
Refrain First Line: O blessed Rock of Ages, let me hide myself in
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Bells of Bethlehem #d77

Carols of Peace for Christian Work and Worship #d85

Gospel Tidings, a Book of Select Gospel Songs #d77

Hosannas to the King, No.2 #d113

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Songs of Grace and Glory #102

The Guiding Star #d77

The Song Harvest #d111

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