The Mighty Rock of Ages

'Tis the mighty Rock of Ages that’s beneath my feet today

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [‘Tis the mighty Rock of Ages that’s beneath my feet today]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ‘Tis the mighty Rock of Ages that’s beneath my feet today,
So I need not fear the billows’ angry roar;
Tho’ the winds are wildly raging, tho’ the mountains flee away,
‘Tis the Rock that standeth changeless evermore.

Rock of Ages, naught can shake thee!
Stronger than the “everlasting hills” art thou!
Thou my trust, when ills o’ertake me,
Unto thee the hosts of heav’n and earth shall bow.

2 ‘Tis the mighty Rock of Ages that’s beneath my feet today,
For it stood before the sun and stars were made,
And ‘twill stand when skies above us like a scroll shall pass away;
In its glory to our wond’ring view displayed. [Refrain]

3 ‘Tis the mighty Rock of Ages that was cleft on Calv’ry’s brow;
In its riven side there’s shelter for my soul;
See the streams of peace and cleansing freely, freely gushing now
And there’s life where’er the crimson waters roll. [Refrain]

4 ‘Tis the mighty Rock of Ages, ‘tis the Rock once cleft for me;
Burst my heart, with humble gratitude and love!
Blessed Saviour, thou my refuge! all my hopes are built on thee;
I will praise thee here and in thy home above. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel: for use in all religious meetings #52

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Tis the mighty Rock of Ages that’s beneath my feet today
Title: The Mighty Rock of Ages
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Rock of Ages naught can shake thee!
Copyright: Public Domain



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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #50

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New Songs of the Gospel #52

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