The Lord Is My Rock

Thou Rock of my salvation, haste

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: [Thou Rock of my salvation, haste]
Published in 14 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Thou Rock of my salvation, haste,
Extend Thine ample shade;
And let it over me be cast,
To screen my naked head.

In the Rock’s blessed shadow,
I am resting, resting, resting;
In the Rock’s blessed shadow, I am resting;
Sweetly resting in its shade.

2 Defend me in this trying hour;
My sure protection be;
My shelter from the tempest’s pow’r,
Till I am fixed on Thee. [Refrain]

3 O set upon Thyself my feet,
And make me surely stand!
From fierce temptation’s rage and heat,
Protect me with Thy hand. [Refrain]

4 Now let me in the cleft be placed,
Nor my defence remove;
Within Thine arms of love embraced,
Thine arms of endless love. [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #134

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou Rock of my salvation, haste
Title: The Lord Is My Rock
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #769

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #918

Devotional Melodies, Adapted to Social Worship #d96

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Garlands of Praise #16

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #769

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New Hymn and Tune book #113e

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New Hymn and Tune Book #113e

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Sabbath Bells #65

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d795

The Crowning Triumph #d121

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The Devotional Chimes #189b

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The Gem of Gems #63

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The Heart and Voice #169b

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The Helper in Sacred Song #134

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