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Thou art my Rock in the wide desert land

Thou art my Rock in the wide desert land

Author: George F. Root
Tune: [Thou art my rock in the wide desert land]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Thou art my rock in the wide desert land,
Sheltered by Thee here in safety I stand;
What tho’ the storms and the tempests may beat,
What tho’ the sun pour its fierce noontide heat:

Refrain
Sheltered by Thee, sheltered by Thee,
Here in the shadow from danger I’m free.

2. Once I was wand’ring exposed to the storm,
Refuge there was none to shield me from harm;
Then ’twas I found in the broad desert way
Christ as my rock and with gladness could say: [Refrain]

3. Come to the rock so majestic and grand;
Here in its shelter a million may stand;
Each one may feel that his hope here is sure,
Each one may say in his safety secure: [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6689

Author: George F. Root

Root, George F., MUS. DOC, born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., Aug. 30, 1820. He is much more widely known as a composer of popular music than as a hymn writer. Four of his hymns are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. Nos. 16, 100, 293, and 297. A sympathetic biographical sketch, with portrait, is in The Tonic Sol-Fa Reporter, Sep. 1886. He died Aug. 6, 1895. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou art my Rock in the wide desert land
Author: George F. Root
Refrain First Line: Sheltered by Thee

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #6689
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
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