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The Rock That Is Higher Than I

O sometimes the shadows are deep

Author: Erastus Johnson
Tune: [O sometimes the shadows are deep] (Fischer)
Published in 251 hymnals

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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!

Refrain:
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]

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #431

Author: Erastus Johnson

Johnson, Erastus. (April 20, 1826--June 16, 1909, Waltham, Massachusetts). This man whose life was singularly active and varied was born in a logging camp at Lincoln, Maine. He was buried in Jackson, Maine. He entered the Academy at Calais, Maine, at the age of fifteen, spent two years there, taught school for the next six, and then entered Bangor Theological Seminary. His health failed, and, threatened with the loss of his sight, was compelled to give up preparation for the ministry. On the advice of his physician he took a sea voyage, embarging on the ship Gold Hunter en route from New York to California. The crew of the ship mutinied just before rounding Cape Horn and as Johnson was the only person on board who knew anything about naviga… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O sometimes the shadows are deep
Title: The Rock That Is Higher Than I
Author: Erastus Johnson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O then to the Rock let me fly
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Revival Hymns and Plantation Melodies #57

A. M. E. C. Hymnal #496

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #431

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #552

Angel Echoes #d55

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Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other services #44

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d231

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Band Music #26

Baptist Hymnal #320

Bells of Heaven #d261

Bells of Heaven #d282

Bells of Heaven #d234

Best of All Songs #d69

Bethel Tidings #d90

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Better Than Pearls #8

Beulah Bells #d80

Billows of Praise #d157

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Book of Worship #107

Bright Gems #d121

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Calvary Songs #98

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d128

Celestial Songs for all Purposes #d86

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Christ in Song #613

Christian Hymnal #d354

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Christian Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #517

Christian Hymns #d214

Christian Hymns III #d263

Christian Hymns #168

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Christian Praise #296

Christian Work-songs #d134

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #430

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #430

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #d405

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Coronation Hymns and Songs #54

Cross and Crown Hymnal, 3rd ed. #d306

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Crown of Beauty #161

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Crusade Songs #40

Cumberland Hymns, a Collection of "Whosoever Will" Songs. Centenary ed. #d143

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Echoes from Zion #75

English and German Gospel Songs, or The Ebenezer Hymnal #d213

Evangel of Song #d86

Favorite Hymns No. 2 #d175

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Favorite Hymns of Praise #294

Free Will Baptist Hymn Book #d232

From the Cross to the Crown No. 2 #d115

Gems from Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other Services #d115

Gems of Praise (Choice Collection of Sacred Melodies) #d107

Give Thanks and Sing, for Religious Meetings #d72

Give Thanks and Sing; for Religious Meetings #d119

Glad Tidings #d128

Gloria in Excelsis #d504

Gloria in Excelsis #d307

Glorious Gospel Hymns #20

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Golden Songs #55

Goodly Pearls for the Sunday School #d98

Gospel Hour Song Book #d99

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d300

Great Hymns of the Church, Selected from the Methodist Hymnal #d101

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Great Hymns of the Faith #259

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Great Tabernacle Hymns #51

Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d238

Harvest Bells No.3 #d67

Harvest of Light #d152

Heavenly Recruit Praise Hymns #d69

Helpful Hymns #d140

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #867

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d385

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #867

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Hymn-Songs #31

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Hymnal #552

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Hymni Ecclesiae #280

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d806

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Hymns of Faith #387

Hymns of Glorious Praise #d283

Hymns of Grace #d311

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Hymns of Praise Number Two #29

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Hymns of the Christian Life #318

Hymns of the Christian Life. Rev. ed. #d346

Hymns of the Millennial Dawn #ad205

Hymns of the Millennial Dawn, with Music #d205

Hymns of the Upper Room #d95

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Hymns We Love #23

Inspirational Songs for Sunday School, Social Worship, Missionary and Evangelistic Work #d175

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International Song Service #139

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Jasper and Gold #102

Jehovah's Praise #d169

Joy and Praise for Sunday Schools #d26

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Joy to the World #84

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Lasting Hymns #43

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Laudes Domini #303

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Life and Service Hymns #75

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Light and Life Songs No. 3 #92

Living Songs for the Sunday School, the Epworth League, Prayer Meetings, Revivals #d106

Living Songs for the Sunday School, the Epworth League, Prayer Meetings, Revivals ... #d105

Living Songs of Faith and Hope #d128

Majestic Hymns #d169

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Millennial Revival #45

New and Old Gospel Songs and Hymns #d105

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #667

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #667

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