Thou Art A Rock In A Thirsty Land


Thou art a Rock in a thirsty land,
Whose shadow by faith I see;
And oh, how sweet, from the noontide heat
When weary, to rest in thee.

Refrain:
Under thy shadow what joy to rest;
Under thy shadow when toil-oppressed;
Under thy shadow, supremely blest,
O Rock in a thirsty land.

Thou art a Rock in a thirsty land,
Where peaceful my soul may dwell;
And cool and clear are the streams I hear
That flow from the wayside well. [Refrain]

Thou art a Rock in a thirsty land,
A Rock of defence for me;
No thought of ill can my spirit fill,
While firm is my trust in thee. [Refrain]

Thou art a Rock in a thirsty land,
Where safely thou bidst me hide,
Till angels come from my Father’s throne,
And carry me o’er the tide. [Refrain]