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Words by William O. Cushing (1823-1902), 1876Tune: HIDING IN THEE by Ira D. Sankey (1840-1908), 1877Key signature: E flat major (3 flats)Meter: 18.104.22.168. with RefrainPublic Domain1. O 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.Refrain: Hiding in Thee, hiding in Thee, Thou blest “Rock of Ages,” I’m hiding in Thee.2. In calm of the noontide, in sorrow’s lone hour, In times when temptation casts o’er me its pow’r; In tempests of life, on its wide, heaving sea, Thou blest “Rock of Ages,” I’m hiding in Thee.3. How oft in the conflict, when pressed by the foe, I fled to my Refuge and breathed out my woe; How often, when trials like sea billows roll, Have hidden in Thee, O Thou Rock of my soul.