O Rock of refuge, Savior, Friend

O Rock of refuge, Savior, Friend

Author: Charles Walker Ray
Tune: [O Rock of Refuge, Saviour, Friend]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O Rock of Refuge, Saviour, Friend,
O’er me Thy shelt’ring arms extend,
And evermore my soul defend;
O hear, and shelter me;
With trembling hope to Thee I fly,
Do not my eager suit deny;
Receive me, save me, or I die;
I trust alone in Thee.

2 O Rock of Refuge, in Thy grace
Receive me to Thy blest embrace;
Grant me the longed for hiding place;
Elsewhere I cannot go;
In Thy dear bosom let me hide,
And evermore in Thee abide;
No ill shall then my soul betide,
Nor fear of coming woe.

3 O Rock of Refuge, Thou canst give
Abiding rest, and bid me live;
A weary, helpless fugitive,
Let me Thy shelter claim;
No foe Thy presence shall invade,
Or ever make my soul afraid;
Secure within Thy gracious shade,
I sing of Thy dear name.

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #65

Author: Charles Walker Ray

Rv Charles Walker Ray DD USA 1832-1917. Born at Otselic, NY, he became a Baptist minister. He was educated at Hamlton College, Clinton, NY. He earned his doctorate from Monongahela College, Jefferson, PA. That school closed in 1894. He pastored at North Stonington, CT, for a number of years. He also served at Plymouth, NY. He married Julia Tracy Sheffield, and they had a son, Arthur. He wrote a number of books and song books: “Grace Vernon Bussell, the heroine of western Australia” (1878); “Spicy breezes” (1883); “The day school crown” (1892); “The revival helper: a collection of songs for Christian work and worship” (1893); “Bright blossoms of song” (1895); “Zion’s delight” (1901); “The song of songs… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Rock of refuge, Savior, Friend
Author: Charles Walker Ray
Copyright: Public Domain



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Joyful Lays #65

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Spicy Breezes #3

The Revival Helper #d116

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