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O Sometimes The Shadows Are Deep
THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER  L.M.
HOPE AND ASPIRATION
3 stanzas with Refrain
O, then to the Rock let me fly,
To the Rock that is higher than I.
O sometimes the shadows are deep,
And rough seems the path to the goal;
And sorrows, how often they sweep
Like tempests down over the soul!
O sometimes how long seems the day,
And sometimes how heavy my feet;
But toiling in life's dusty way,
The Rock's blessed shadow, how sweet!
O near to the Rock let me keep,
Or blessings or sorrows prevail;
Or climbing the mountain way steep,
Or walking the shadowy vale.

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O sometimes the shadows are deep,
And rough seems the path to the goal;
And sorrows, how often they sweep
Like tempests down over the soul!

Refrain
0, then to the Rock let me fly,
To the Rock that is higher than I.

O sometimes how long seems the day,
And sometimes how heavy my feet;
But toiling in life's dusty way,
The Rock's blessed shadow, how sweet I

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

   
   E. Johnson (1826-1909) By permission of the Estate of William G. Fischer William G. Fischer (1835-1912)   
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