Congregational Songs

Greg Scheer
greg@gregscheer.com

Lead Me to the Rock

by Greg Scheer
from Psalm 61
copyright 2004
CCLI#4448897

Psalm 61 is both a cry for help and an affirmation of trust. This song tries to capture both expressions with its minor key verse and its major key chorus. If your worship team wants to explore the full range of emotions found in the Psalms--the lament as well as the praise--this is a good place to start.

hear the music: MP3 guitar/voice, MP3 piano accompaniment
print the leadsheet: PDF
print piano accompaniment: PDF ($2 shareware fee requested)


VERSE 1a/1b
Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
From the end of the earth
I will call to you.
From the end of the earth
I will call.

Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
When my heart's overwhelmed
I will call to you.
When my heart's overwhelmed
I will call.

CHORUS:
Lead me to the rock.
Lead me to the refuge.
Lead me to the tower that is higher than I.

VERSE 2:
Let me dwell in you;
my Sanctuary strong.
Shelter me in your wings,
let me rest in you.
Shelter me in your wings
let me rest. (CHORUS)

VERSE 3:
Blessed be the King
of faithfulness and love.
Vowing day after day
that I'll sing your praise.
Vowing day after day
I will sing. (CHORUS)

LAST CHORUS:
You have been my rock.
You have been my refuge.
You have been the tower that is higher than I.