O Safe to the Rock That Is Higher Than I

O Safe to the Rock That Is Higher Than I Lyrics

Author: W. O. Cushing (1876)

1 O safe to the Rock that is higher than I,
My soul in its conflicts and sorrows would fly.
So sinful, so weary, Thine, Thine would I be;
Thou blest Rock of Ages, I’m hiding in Thee.

Chorus:
Hiding in Thee, Hiding in Thee,
Thou blest Rock of Ages, I’m hiding in Thee.

2 In the calm of the noontide, in sorrow’s lone hour,
In times when temptation casts o’er me its power,
In the tempests of life, on its wide, heaving sea,
Thou blest Rock of Ages, I’m hiding in Thee. [Chorus]

3 How oft in the conflict, when pressed by the foe,
I have fled to my Refuge and breathed out my woe.
How often when trials like sea billows roll
Have I hidden in Thee, O Thou Rock of my soul. [Chorus]

O Safe to the Rock That is Higher Than I Hymn Story

This hymn, O safe to the rock that is higher than I, was composed by William O Cushing in 1876. Cushing was then living in Moravia, New York.

That year Cushing had received a letter from Ira D Sankey requesting him to send him something to help him in his Gospel work.

Cushing took this to be a direct order from God. He therefore prayed earnestly for God to help him send something that would be to His glory. Immediately as song began to form in his mind.

According to Cushing this song or hymn is the result of “many tears, many heart-conflicts and soul yearnings, of which the world can know nothing.”

William Cushing - O safe to the rock that is higher than I hymn writer
William O Cushing

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O Safe to the Rock That Is Higher Than I Hymn Video

Magherafelt Free Presbyterian Church singing O safe to the rock that is higher than I

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