Shadow of a mighty Rock

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1 Shadow of a Mighty Rock,
Stretching o'er a weary land,
Hide me from the tempest's shock,
Let me in thy shelter stand.

2 When they Presence, O my God,
Brighter is than I can see,
Shadow on the heavenward road,
Let me find my shade in thee.

3 Out of thee are shades of death,
Weary ways, and hours unblest;
Shadow of the Rock, beneath
Thee alone are joy and rest.

4 Till the race of life be run,
Till my soul in rest be laid,
God of gods, thou art my Sun;
Son of God, be thou my Shade!

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #433

Author: John S. B. Monsell

John Samuel Bewley Monsell (b. St. Colomb's, Londonderry, Ireland, 1811; d. Guilford, Surrey, England, 1875) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and served as a chaplain and rector of several churches in Ireland after his ordination in 1835. Transferred to England in 1853, he became rector of Egham in Surrey and was rector of St. Nicholas Church in Guilford from 1870 until his death (caused by a construction accident at his church). A prolific poet, Monsell published his verse in eleven volumes. His three hundred hymns, many celebrating the seasons of the church year, were issued in collections such as Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems (1837), Spiritual Songs (1857), Hymns of Love and Praise (1863), and The Parish Hymnal (1873). Bert P… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Shadow of a mighty Rock
Author: John S. B. Monsell
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Church Hymnary #623

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The Coronation Hymnal #232

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The Endeavor Hymnal #109

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