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“Lead Me To the Rock” by Hannah Last Cornaby

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 30, 2012

“Lead Me To the Rock”
by Hannah Last Cornaby

When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61—2 verse.

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When my spirit with sorrow is overwhelmed,
Then, from out of the depths comes the cry,
As my earthly friends leave me, lead me I pray,
“To the rock that is higher than I.”

As my children, by death, are called from my arms,
To their Father and Mother on High;
Then, all lonely and weak, I pray to be led,
“To the rock that is higher than I.”

In affliction’s dark hour, when heart and flesh fail,
And temptations my faith sorely try,
Then, more earnest I cling, for strength and defense,
“To the rock that is higher than I.”

If prosperity sheds its light on my path,
And kind friends, to encourage, are nigh,
In thanksgiving and praise, I ever am led,
“To the rock that is higher than I.”

When I seek at earth’s cisterns, my thirst to assuage,
And find them all broken and dry,
Then lead me I pray, for the life giving draught,
“To the rock that is higher than I.”

Or, when persecution and trouble assail,
And their arrows are swift hurling by,
I fear not the shafts; while for shelter I’m led
“To the rock that is higher than I.”

E’en death, the last enemy cannot destroy,
While upon a strong arm I rely;
The Priesthood eternal is leading me on,
“To the rock that is higher than I.”



1 Comment »

  1. I like this one. Through grief, trials and thanksgiving we plead to be led to the Rock. I can imagine singing it, but have no tune in my head that would work, yet.

    Comment by mahana — December 1, 2012 @ 9:55 am

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