God Our Rock
2 Samuel 22:2-3
And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;…

A great mountain lifts itself up, with perpendicular face, over against some quiet valley; and when summer thunders with great storms, the cliff echoes the thunder, and rolls it forth a second time, with majesty increased; and we think that, to be sublime, storms should awaken mountain echoes, and that then cause and effect are worthy of each other. But so, too, an oriole, or a song-sparrow, singing before it, hears its own little song sung back again. A little child, lost and crying in the valley, hears the great cliff weeping just as it weeps; and, in sooth, the mountains repeats whatever is sounded, from the sublimest notes of the tempest to the sweetest bird-whisper or child-weeping; and it is just as easy to do the little as the great, and more beautiful. Now God is our rock, and from His heart is inflected every experience, every feeling of joy or grief that any human soul utters or knows.

(H. W. Beecher.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

WEB: and he said, "Yahweh is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, even mine;

The Song of Thanksgiving
Top of Page
Top of Page