‘And a man shall be as an hiding-place from the wind,
and a covert from the tempest;
as rivers of water in a dry place,
as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land’, Isa. 32. 2.
When the blast’s o'erwhelming force
Breaks upon us in its course,
Then A MAN shall be, in grace,
From the wind, a hiding-place.
Bursts the tempest, thundering dread,
From the dark'ning clouds o'erhead,
Sent by God, A MAN shall form
Sheltering covert from the storm.
As our eyes in all around
Nothing see but barren ground,
In A MAN our hearts shall trace
Rivers in a barren place.
Should the sun with scorching ray
Beat upon our pilgrim way,
As a rock A MAN shall stand,
Shadow in a weary land.
Jesus! Thou the Hiding-Place,
Covert from the tempest’s face,
Waterbrooks where all is dry,
Shading Rock when sun is high.