Hide Me in the Rock

Hide me in the rock
Far away from view
Clothe me in your righteousness
For I am not like you

Hide me in the rock
Take away my guilt
Tell me again that I’m clean
For I am not enough

Child you are enough
Hidden in My Son
Clothed perfectly in righteousness
A diamond in the rough

Look at Christ your LORD
Turn your eyes on Him
When I look at you my Child
I see my Son within

His Holy blood ran pure
Covering all your guilt
By faith you know my beloved Son
Your soul is safe in Him

By Carol Ann Hoel © November 26, 2010

John 3:16-18 – (The Bible) 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (King James Version)

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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20 Responses to Hide Me in the Rock

  1. Jingle says:

    elegant poem,
    I like your word flow.
    Thanks for sharing.


  2. I like how you capture the difference in the way we see ourselves and the way God sees us. Guess whose perception is accurate 🙂


    • Yes, God’s perception is accurate. Yet we sometimes lose sight of His wonderful grace when we take our eyes off Jesus and look at ourselves. The upside of this is a renewal of the truth settling in our hearts bringing us joy and peace abundantly when we get it straight again. Thank you for stopping by. Blessings to you, Zoe…


  3. trisha says:

    so very soothing words carol. makes us feel purer. it truly feels as if the dust of sin has been rinsed away from the soul.

    lots of love.


    • Yes, the dust of sin has been rinsed away. What a beautiful way to state it, Trisha. Jesus shed His holy blood to pay the sin debt of His entire creation. By faith we apply His cleansing of our souls and receive the gift of eternal life from Jesus. This gift is eternal and cannot be taken away. Those receiving never lose the Holy Spirit dwelling within because our salvation is kept by God the Father. Always safe in Jesus. Once His, always His. Believers are hidden in the Rock. Jesus is the Rock.


  4. trisha says:

    hey! where are you? Missing you a lot.
    lots of love.


    • I’ve had to prioritize my work in these days while my husband recovers. He is doing very well. I hope our lives will soon return to normal. We never know what a day will bring us, do we? Yet, we know that God is good, so there is hope of a bright future. Blessings to you…


  5. Jenna says:

    We actually just finished a series on John chapter 3 at my church. We looked at the meaning of Jesus conversation with Nicodemus regarding the new birth . . . great and foundational stuff!


    • Thank you for visiting, Jenna, and for your comment. Yes, the third chapter of the Book of John is priceless. Jesus explains the truth about Himself and the new birth to Nicodemus, and in His words we have the foundation of the gospel. Children is Sunday School often are taught John 3:16. Blessings to you…


  6. Bonnie says:

    This is my favorite poem of yours that I’ve read so far. Blessings to you, dear Carol Ann.


  7. Lilian says:

    Thank you for posting this. It’s lovely.


  8. jjcase says:

    Beautiful Grace


  9. Chloe says:

    Wonderful poem – I especially like these words… “Your soul is safe in Him”. How very true and how very reassuring. Blessings to you xx


  10. suzicate says:

    This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! It should be put to music as song, a lovely hymn.


  11. Thank you, Suzi, for visiting and for your kind comment. I’ve been looking around your blog learning the meaning of water witch and dowser. How very interesting. I read your post “Daddy was a Dowser”. I live in Texas, but I’m not native to Texas. It’s very dry here. I’ve never experienced so much static electricity in my hair as I do here in Texas. I attribute that to the dryness. I tease that if I’m found mysteriously dead, I was electrocuted by my hair. Your poem entitled “The Water Witch’s Daughter” is lovely. I like it. The final verse is mesmerizing. Blessings to you…


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