Rocks and the Mountains, The
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "The rocks and the mountains shall all flee away, And you shall have a new hiding place that day." Verses: "Doubter (Mourner, sinner, sister, mother, children) (x2), give up your heart to God, And you shall have a new hiding place that day"
EARLIEST DATE: 1903 (Marsh)
KEYWORDS: Bible nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dett, p. 161, "Oh, the Rocks and the Mountains" (1 text) (1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: J. B. T. Marsh, The Story of the Jubilee Singers (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1903 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")), #18 p. 175, "The Rocks and the Mountains" (1 text) (1 tune)
NOTES: The Biblical reference is Revelation 6:15-16: "And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb" (King James). - BS
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