Johnson, E., is known only as the author
of the hymn here attributed to him. We
shall welcome any information concerning
him or his hymn that may be in the possession
of any one who may read these
lines. The popular tune to which this
hymn is sung was composed by William G.
Fischer, who found the words in a newspaper.
It is to be hoped that some facts
concerning Mr. Johnson and his hymn may
come to light in time to be incorporated in
later editions of this volume. The hymn
reads as if it had been called forth by an
experience of suffering or sorrow, as if
the author had learned in suffering what
he teaches in song. It is, as a rule, only
when storms and floods come that one flees
for refuge to "the Rock that is higher than I."
|O sometimes the shadows are deep