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1 Out amid the waves of ocean,
Raging oft in wild commotion,
Kept securely I am singing,
For to Christ my soul is clinging,
Safe when comes the tempest’s shock,
Resting on the solid Rock.
On the Rock, on the Rock,
Resting safely on the Rock;
On the Rock, the solid Rock,
Resting safely on the Rock.
2 What though darkness now surround me?
What though winds be howling round me,
Threatening me with desolation?
Christ the Rock is my salvation!
Calm amid the wildest shock,
On the everlasting Rock. [Refrain]
3 With my Saviour, what can harm me?
Satan’s hosts cannot alarm me!
Jesus’ mighty arms enclosing,
Sweetly is my soul reposing,
Sheltered from the fiercest shock,
By the ever-blessed Rock. [Refrain]
4 Praise the Rock of our salvation!
With increasing adoration,
Laud and bless His name for ever,
From whose love no force can sever!
Saved, we wait the final shock
On the string eternal Rock. [Refrain]
Mary Dagworthy Yard James USA 1810-1883. Born at Trenton, NJ, she began teaching Sunday school at age 13 in the Methodist Episcopal Church. She married Henry B James, and they had four children: Joseph, Mary, Ann, and Charles.. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement of the early 1800s, assisting Phoebe Palmer (also a hymnist) and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, NJ, and elsewhere. She wrote articles that appeared in the “Guide to holiness”, “The New York Christian advocate”, “The contributor”, “The Christian witness:, “The Christian woman”, “The Christian standard”, and the “Ocean Grove record”. She wrote a biography of Edmund J Yard entitled, “The soul winner” (1883). She… Go to person page >
Display Title: On the Rock, on the RockFirst Line: Out amid the waves of oceanTune Title: PETRAAuthor: M. D. JamesDate: 1899Subject: Assurance | ; Christ | Arms of; Life | Like the Sea; Ocean | ; Rock of Ages |
Display Title: Out Amid the Waves of OceanFirst Line: Out amid the waves of oceanTune Title: [Out amid the waves of ocean]Author: M. D. JamesDate: 1883Subject: Trust and Confidence | ; Jesus | The Savior; The Christian Life | Conflict, Work and Growth