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The Rock Amid the Waves

There stands a rock amid the waves

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [There stands a Rock amid the waves]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There stands a Rock amid the waves,
O mariner, be not af­raid;
When surg­es roll He sweet­ly saves:
In His dear name, be not afraid.

There is a Rock amid the waves,
A migh­ty Rock amid the waves;
O, hal­le­lu­jah, how He saves,
This blessed Rock amid the waves.

2 When clouds are dense around your bark,
And when the wind in an­ger raves,
Sail on and trust, nor fear the dark,
There is a Rock amid the waves. [Refrain]

3 When wild winds rave and bil­lows roll,
There’s safe­ty near the One who saves;
For every lov­ing, trust­ing soul,
There is a Rock amid the waves. [Refrain]

4 Are you up­on the sea alone?
Friends gone whose love your sad heart craves?
He sees the tear­drops of His own,
This bless­ed Rock amid the waves. [Refrain]

5 We’ll reach the har­bor some glad day,
Where dwell the hosts He sweet­ly saves,
Where all the tears are wiped away,
By this great Rock among the waves. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #16032

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There stands a rock amid the waves
Title: The Rock Amid the Waves
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There is a Rock amid the waves
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #16032
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The Cyber Hymnal #16032

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