Advent Hymnals

613. THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER

Christ in Song,

1.
O sometimes the shadows are deep,
And rough seems the path to the goal;
And sorrows, how often they sweep
Like tempests down over the soul!

Chorus:
O, then to the Rock let me fly, 
To the Rock that is higher than I;
O, then to the Rock let me fly, 
To the Rock that is higher than I.

2.
O sometimes how long seems the day,
And sometimes how heavy my feet;
But toiling in life's dusty way,
The Rock's blessed shadow, how sweet!  [Chorus]

3.
O near to the Rock let me keep,
Or blessings or sorrows prevail;
Or climbing the mountain way steep,
Or walking the shadowy vale.  [Chorus]



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Title The Rock That Is Higher
Key A♭ Major
Titles O, then to the Rock let me fly,
First Line O sometimes the shadows are deep
Author E. Johnson
Year 1908
Composer W. G. Fischer
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Tune O sometimes the shadows are deep
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Subjects God: God's Protection; Christ: Trusting; Living His Life: Trusting
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