Safe Forevermore

On the mighty Rock of Ages

Author: Ida M. Budd
Tune: [On the mighty Rock of Ages]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On the mighty Rock of Ages,
I am resting day by day;
From this safe and blissful refuge
Naught shall lure my soul away.
Dark or bright the skies above me,
Sun, or cloud, or wave, or shore,
Resting on the Rock of Ages,
I am safe forevermore.

Chorus:
Oh, this sure, eternal refuge,
I have proved it o’er and o’er;
Resting on the Rock of Ages,
I am safe forevermore.

2 Clinging to the Rock of Ages,
When the storm is raging loud;
Trusting still my Lord’s protection,
Tho’ my heart with grief is bowed.
Tho’ above me and around me,
Angry winds and waters roar,
Clinging to the Rock of Ages,
I am safe forevermore. [Chorus]

3 Hiding in the Rock of Ages,
When the foe of souls is near;
Safe from evil and temptation,
What have I to dread of rear?
Tho’ without are woe and danger,
peace still floods my spirit o’er,
Hiding in the Rock of Ages,
I am safe forevermore. [Chorus]


Source: Melodies of Salvation #154

Author: Ida M. Budd

Ida M. Budd was born in 1859 in a log cabin in Saginaw County, Michigan. When she was three years old her parents moved to Milford, Michigan. She loved nature and books. She decided to be a school teacher, receiving her teaching certificate when she was fifteen. Her first poem was published in 1881. She is known for her poems for children. 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: On the mighty Rock of Ages
Title: Safe Forevermore
Author: Ida M. Budd
Refrain First Line: Oh, this sure, eternal refuge

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Melodies of Salvation #154

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