The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
It always feels exciting to mention the above Biblical passage especially if you’re speaking from the heart. The line tells nothing but the truth – Jesus is our everything. In Him, nothing is impossible. Hence, we can count on Him anytime.
There’s a lovely song that describes Jesus being our solid rock. It’s called “I Go to the Rock.” The Southern Gospel legend Dottie Rambo wrote it. Despite being a gospel song, Rambo added a jazzy feeling into it on her recording.
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“I never felt held back or different by men in the business because I was a woman. Doors never shut in my face when it came to my music and the boys always treated me as if I were one of them. Looking back you’re right there weren’t as many of us girl writers. So when we girls saw each other we’d just hug each other’s necks and be drawn to each other in those days. But I always got along with the boys and was one of them. I’ve probably had more men tell me I was their songwriting hero than women. The gift God gave me opened the doors and I think my relationship I had with my Brother Eddie, before I left home at 12, helped me get along with the boys. I love my girly clothes and silly things but I also loved to fish, drive cars fast, I even had a motor cycle. What I loved most about traveling with the band was being mom to all those boys. I cut their hair, cooked for them and we loved to joke or laugh. That kept me sane in those days.” -Dottie Rambo on being a female pioneer in the songwriting business 2006 interview Gazette. #dottierambo #songwriter #nsai #halloffame #grammywinner #gospelmusic #countrymusic #bluegrassmusic #southerngospel #therambos #gaitherhomecoming #queenofgospel
“I Go to the Rock”
The song is comprised of two stanzas and a chorus being repeatedly sung toward the end. The two verses contain lines that ask questions. These were subsequently answered with conviction by the closing line of each verse,
“I go to the Rock.”
Also, this is supplemented by the rousing and resounding chorus.
I go to the Rock of my Salvation
I go to the Stone that the builders rejected
I run to the mountain and the mountain stands by me
When the earth all around me is sinking sand
On Christ, the solid rock I stand
When I need a shelter, When I need a friend
I go to the Rock
“I Go to the Rock” emphasizes one’s belief in the Lord’s strengths and abilities. That is why when troubles of this world become too overwhelming, there’s a solid rock we can all rely on. Without hesitation, He’ll meet our every need and provide even more. That’s how much He loves us.
Listen to The Crabb Family’s gorgeous rendition of “I Go to the Rock” below.
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