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Hide Thou Me

Sometimes I feel discouraged And think my life in vain (Tolbert)

Author: L. R. Tolbert
Tune: [Sometimes I feel discouraged and think my work in vain] (Harris)
Published in 15 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sometimes I feel discouraged, and think my life in vain,
I’m tempted then to murmur, and of my lot complain,
But when I think of Jesus, and all He’s done for me,
Then, I cry, O Rock of Ages,
Hide Thou Me.

O Rock of Ages,
Hide Thou Me,
No other Refuge, have I but Thee,
When life’s dark vale I wander,
Far, far from Thee;
Then I cry, O Rock of Ages,
Hide Thou me.

2 Sometimes it seems I dare not go one step farther on,
And from my heart all courage has slipped away and gone;
But, I remember Jesus, and all His love for me,
Then, I cry, O Rock of Ages,
Hide Thou Me. [Chorus]

3 O what a Friend is Jesus, sure Anchor for my soul,
So tender, true and gracious, I’m safe in His control.
My help in time of danger, my strong defense is He,
O Thou blessed Rock of Ages,
Hide Thou Me. [Chorus]

Source: Melodies of Praise #104

Author: L. R. Tolbert

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Text Information

First Line: Sometimes I feel discouraged And think my life in vain (Tolbert)
Title: Hide Thou Me
Author: L. R. Tolbert
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Rock of ages, hide thou me
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #14288
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The Cyber Hymnal #14288

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