Lead Me to the Rock Higher Than I
DESCRIPTION: "Won't you lead me to the rock, (Higher and Higher/Higher than I) (x3), Shelter in the time of storm." "My mother is a rock...." "King Jesus is a rock...." "My God is a rock...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1966 (Carawan/Carawan)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Carawan/Carawan, p. 68, "Lead Me To the Rock Higher and High" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: _Sing Out_ magazine, Volume 35, #4 (1991), p. 15, "Lead Me To the Rock Higher and High" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Obviously a church hymn, but reportedly widespread enough that it perhaps deserves inclusion in the index. The Sing Out! version was collected by Guy Carawan from Janie Hunter, who gave him at least one other unusual song, "Barney McCabe." - RBW
Carawan/Carawan: "Also sung elsewhere in the South "Lead Me to the Rock Higher than I"; same source as Sing Out. Apparently not the same as Jackson, Down East Spirituals, #76, "Lead Me To the Rock (A)" or #153, "Lead Me to the Rock (B)", nor Work, African Negro Songs, p. 75, "Lead Me to the Rock." - BS
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