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431. O Sometimes the Shadows Are Deep

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

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 weary my feet;
But toiling in life's dusty way,
The Rock's blessed shadow, how sweet! [Refrain]

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

Text Information
First Line: O sometimes the shadows are deep
Title: O Sometimes the Shadows Are Deep
Author: Erastus Johnson, 1826-1909
Refrain First Line: O then to the Rock let me fly
Meter: 88.88. with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Topic: The Christian Life: Faith and Assurance; God: Refuge
Tune Information
Composer: William G. Fischer, 1835-1912
Meter: 88.88. with Refrain
Key: A♭ Major

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