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Rev Frederick A. Graves

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Rev Frederick A. Graves

Birth
Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 2 Jan 1927 (aged 70)
Illinois, USA
Burial Zion, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 106351222 View Source

Frederick A. Graves, Song writer, wrote the following lyrics entitled "Honey in the Rock" He was a devout Christian, and father of Arthur Graves, former president of Southeastern Bible College, now Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida.
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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. All of his children attended the Central Bible Institute in Springfield, Missouri. Graves himself was ordained an Assemblies of God minister in 1918. His works include:
•The New Gift (Zion City, Illinois: 1906
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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.

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.
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.
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.


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