Oh, safe to the Rock that is higher than I

Oh, 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.
  Hiding in Thee, hiding in Thee,
  Thou blest Rock of Ages, I’m hiding in Thee.
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.
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.
Sonalli Daniels

Carolina, Puerto Rico

🙏🏼 “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. 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. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. ” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭61:1-3‬ ‭KJV‬‬


Palo Alto, CA, United States

I’m hiding in Thee, Thou Rock of my soul. Thank You for being stricken, that water could also flow from You, for me to drink.


Accra, Ghana

God is our rock and hiding place during this corona virus pandemic and forever.



Ocho Rios, Jamaica

My mother often sang this song when I was a child, she even had it on audio cassette back in the day when cassette recordings were a thing.

I didn't value it then, as I hadn't lived or had any life and world experiences.

As an adult who has overcome MANY things that was meant to overwhelm me I am deeply appreciative of this blessed work of art.

I'm grateful someone was able, many generations ago, to articulate something that my heart now expresses.

LOVE this hymn ever so much!

Cynthia Stevens

Kingston, Jamaica

I am experiencing sadnees because l'm afflicted with prevailing symptoms in my body and with the absent of hearing tend to make me depressed.

But while l was praying and whining about my life situation God put this song in my spirit. l find it so comforting and refreshing. Thank God my Healer and Restorer. Amen.

Jennifer Beard

Brixham, Devon, United Kingdom

The Hymn Rock of ages was inspired by 'The cleft in the Rock'. Sorry my mistake! But the Hymn 'Safe to the rock' reminded me of that cleft not far from Cheddar Gorge. England.

Jennifer Beard

Brixham, Devon, United Kingdom

This Hymn came to mind during my Bible reading this morning. Psalm 46:1-11.

"Troubles come, but God outlasts them all. Those who run to the Saviour discover that He can't be shaken. In the arms of His eternal love we find our place of peace"

James Banks . Our Daily Bread.

I had the privilege for many years to live near the cleft of the rock where the inspiration of this hymn was written.

Praise the Lord for His faithfulness.

Gabriel Konayuma

Lusaka, Zambia

I thank God for this hymn and for the story behind it's origin. What a comfort and immense privilege that in the storms of life and whatever we are going through we can hide in Christ the Rock of our souls!

Carol Anne Leonard Posey

Siloam Springs, Arkansas, United States

This hymn—particularly as sung by Robert Hale and Dean Wilder—has lifted my soul and sustained me through many times of grief. How I thank God for it. Thank you, Steve Miller, for posting the story of how it came to be written. Divinely given and inspired.

Margaret Fortenberry

Clinton, Mississippi, United States

I just like Cynthia Stevens from Jamaica was going through some tough times (still am) and began to sing this hymn. I could remember all the words only several lines and the chorus. Thanks google for giving me the remaining words which offer an abundance of comfort and peace. God is indeed our safety!!