“No Hiding Place”


"There's no hiding place down there (x2), I ran to the rock to hide my face, The rock cried out, 'no hiding place.'" "The rock cried out, 'I'm burning too... I want to go to heaven the same as you." "Sinner man he stumbled and fell...."


I am slightly hesitant about including the recording of "Time" under this title. However, it has the recurrent verse, "I went to the rock...The rock cried out 'No hiding place,'" which is close enough for me. - PJS


  • Marian Anderson, "Dere's No Hidin' Place Down Dere" [medley with "Every Time I Feel the Spirit"] (Victor 2032, 1940)
  • Carter Family, "There's No Hiding Place Down Here" (Montgomery Ward M-4547, 1935)
  • Hampton Institute Quartette, "There's No Hiding Place Down Here" (Victor 27472, 1941)
  • Lulu Belle & Scotty, "There's No Hiding Place Down Here" (Conqueror 9695, 1941)
  • David Pryor et al, "Time" (AAFS 505 A1, 1935; on LomaxCD1822-2)


  1. BrownIII 616, "No Hidin'-Place" (2 texts, but the "B" text appears to be "Sinner Man")
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 370, "No Hiding Place" (1 text)
  3. Roud #3408
  4. BI, FSWB370C


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1922 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE) Bahamas