Rock Reassurances

Fits tune: Rock of Ages (Hymn of same name)

Based on part of Psalm 18


When the LORD did David aid

End of his enemies made

He did pen a psalm of joy

And his tongue it did employ

To praise his strong Lord on high

Who he did for refuge fly


Sang, I you Lord will I love

Present comfort, holy dove

And He strong in might and deed

Seeing me came to my need

He my strength, my rock, fortress

Looked upon me and did bless


He too my deliver sure

My God, my strength, evermore

I will in Him always trust

I who am mere man and dust

But He my shield and my tower

He will [my] enemies devour


He my horn, that strength and power

That I do need every hour

I unto the Lord will call

Worthy to be praised by all

So from my enemies shall

Be saved, for He shall not fail


For who is God, He the Lord

None other, I am assured

Who except our God a rock

Though my enemies may mock

He will help, deliver me

Through Him victory I shall see



  • ron parrish aka wordman

    a tribute to our lord ,great message

  • orchidee

    Cooee Wordman! Thanks. lol.


    WELCOME ORCHIDEE ~ Thanks For a great first POEM ! Psalm 18 is a great Psalm and I can understand why you chose it out of the 150 ! There are many Spiritual People on MPS so you should get a good reception ! The rhyme & rhythm in your poem is excellent as is the subject ! GOD is my Rock and my Refuge ~ AMEN. I like the assurance in the last line "Through Him (GOD) victory I shall see" ~ AMEN ~Thanks for caring ~ Please check my Poems ~ BRIAN (UK)

    • orchidee

      Thanks Brian

      I've done several hymn-poems, some on various other Psalms; and some 'written' poems, not to music. I read that the original 'Rock of Ages' hymn has 10 verses, in its longest version!

    • Goldfinch60

      A great Faith filled write.

      • orchidee

        Thanks G/F.

      • Fay Slimm.

        A very inspiring verse of praise - I love that part of Psalm 18.

        • orchidee

          Hi Fay. Thanks. You here too!

        • Tony36

          Well written and expressed Great write

          • orchidee

            Thanks Tony.

            • Tony36


            • WriteBeLight

              Very, very comforting and well written.

            • orchidee

              Thanks W.

            • Neville

              just thought I would remind you that you are still stuck between a rock and a hard place..... Neville

              • orchidee

                Doh! I see this means ' to have to choose between two equally unpleasant courses of action'. That'll be right. My two actions (or one non-action) are 'To sing or not to sing'. It'll only be torture if I do sing. lol. Are you between the devil and the deep blue sea yourself?

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