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Chelsea Colatriano

Today, our lower school students performed HONEY in the Rock, in the call in response style. In music, a call and response is a succession of two distinct phrases usually written in different parts of the music, where the second phrase is heard as a direct commentary on or in response to the first.

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  • Author: F. A. Graves (1895)
  • Tune: [O my brother, do you know the Savior]
  • Published in 67 hymnals



Representative Text

1 O my brother, do you know the Savior,

Who is wondrous, kind, and true?

He's the Rock of your salvation!

There's honey in the Rock for you.

Refrain:

Oh, there's honey in the Rock, my brother;

There's honey in the Rock for you.

Leave your sins for the Blood to cover;

There's honey in the Rock for you.

2 Have you tasted that the Lord is gracious?

Do you walk in the way that's new?

Have you drunk from the living fountain?

There's honey in the Rock for you. [Refrain]

3 Do you pray unto God the Father,

"What wilt Thou have me to do?"

Never fear, He will surely answer,

There's honey in the Rock for you. [Refrain]

4 Then go out through the streets and byways,

Preach the Word to the many or few;

Say to every fallen brother,

There's honey in the Rock for you. [Refrain]


Author: F. A. Graves

Born: July 23, 1856, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Died: January 2, 1927, Zion City, Illinois. Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Frederick Arthur Graves, Orphaned at age 9, Graves was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 14. At age 21, he moved to Nobles County, Minnesota, and it appeared for a while that his seizures had stopped. Grateful for having been healed, he began to serve the American Sunday School Union. He studied the Bible and music in Chicago, Illinois, and Northfield, Massachusetts. Upon return to Minneapolis and hearing evangelist John Alexander Dowie, Graves experienced permanent healing, which provided a backdrop for his Gospel songs. Later, he moved to Zion City, Illinois, where he lived the rest of his life.

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