The Shadow of the Rock

The shadow of the Rock, Stay, pilgrim, stay

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Tune: [The shadow of the Rock] (Fuller)
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Raised in the Church of England, Frederick W. Faber (b. Calverly, Yorkshire, England, 1814; d. Kensington, London, England, 1863) came from a Huguenot and strict Calvinistic family background. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and ordained in the Church of England in 1839. Influenced by the teaching of John Henry Newman, Faber followed Newman into the Roman Catholic Church in 1845 and served under Newman's supervision in the Oratory of St. Philip Neri. Because he believed that Roman Catholics should sing hymns like those written by John Newton, Charles Wesley, and William Cowpe, Faber wrote 150 hymns himself. One of his best known, "Faith of Our Fathers," originally had these words in its third stanza: "Faith of Our Fathers! Mary'… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The shadow of the Rock, Stay, pilgrim, stay
Title: The Shadow of the Rock
Author: Frederick W. Faber
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d258

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One Hundred Gospel Hymns #7

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Precious Hymns #254

Song Life for Sunday Schools #d192

Songs for Men #63

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Songs of Gladness for the Sabbath School #30

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The Baptist Praise Book #888

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The Voice of Praise #d257

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