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The Rock That is Higher
Words by Erastus Johnson
Music by William G. Fischer

Psalm 61:2
"From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart
is overwhelmed:  lead me to the rock that is higher than I."

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          Oh! 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.

            Chorus
            Oh, then to the Rock let me fly
                                                         let me fly
            To the Rock that is higher than I
                                                     is higher than I;
            Oh, then to the Rock let me fly
                                                         let me fly
            To the Rock that is higher than I!

          Oh! sometimes how long seems the day,
          And sometimes how weary my feet!
          But toiling in life's dusty way,
          The Rock's bless├Ęd shadow, how sweet!

            Chorus
            Oh, then to the Rock let me fly
                                                         let me fly
            To the Rock that is higher than I
                                                     is higher than I;
            Oh, then to the Rock let me fly
                                                         let me fly
            To the Rock that is higher than I!

          Then near to the Rock let me keep
          If blessings or sorrows prevail,
          Or climbing the mountain way steep,
          Or walking the shadowy vale.

            Chorus
            Oh, then to the Rock let me fly
                                                         let me fly
            To the Rock that is higher than I
                                                     is higher than I;
            Oh, then to the Rock let me fly
                                                         let me fly
            To the Rock that is higher than I!


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