1 When weary and fainting and ready to die,
To the Rock in the desert for safety I fly;
There, 'neath its cool shelter from storms I would hide;
My soul is refreshed as in Him I abide.
O come all ye weary,
And blissfully prove
That Christ is the Rock,
And His shadow is love.
2 When thirsty and parched with the heat of the day,
To the Rock that was smitten I'll haste me and say,
Give me a cool drink from Thy bountiful store,
And quickly and freely the life waters pour. [Chorus]
3 Though billows of sorrow around me may roll,
And dangers of midnight may trouble my soul,
I'll haste to the Rock that is higher than I,
And safely I'll rest till the night passeth by. [Chorus]
Pseudonyms: Irene Durfee; P. H. Roblin (a anagram of his name).
Bilhorn was born on July 22, 1865 in Mendota, Illinois. His family name was originally Pulhorn; it was changed by a judge in Ottawa, Illinois, named Abraham Lincoln. Peter and his brother formed the Eureka Wagon and Carriage Works in Chicago, Illinois. Later, Peter became involved in Gospel music and wrote some 2,000 Gospel songs in his lifetime. He also invented a folding pump organ used at revivals in the late 19th Century, and founded the Bilhorn Folding Organ Company in Chicago, Illinois. His evangelistic work took him into all the states of the Union, Great Britain, a… Go to person page >