Scripture Verse

In God is my salvation and glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Psalm 62:7


Herbert H. Booth (1862–1926)

Words: Her­bert H. Booth, 1886. This hymn ap­peared in the book­let Songs of the Na­tions, pub­lished for the Sal­va­tion Ar­my In­ter­na­tion­al Con­gress of 1886, and lat­er in Booth’s 1890 Songs of Peace and War.

Music: Bryn Cal­fa­ria Will­iam Ow­en, 1852 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Owen (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Blessèd Lord, in Thee is re­fuge,
Safety for my trem­bling soul;
Pow’r to lift my head when droop­ing
’Midst the an­gry bil­lows’ roll.
I will trust Thee, I will trust Thee,
I will trust Thee;
All my life Thou shalt con­trol;
All my life Thou shalt con­trol.

In the past, too, un­be­liev­ing,
’Midst the tem­pest I have been,
And my heart has slow­ly trust­ed
What my eyes have ne­ver seen.
Blessèd Je­sus, bless­èd Je­sus,
Blessèd Je­sus,
Teach me on Thine arm to lean;
Teach me on Thine arm to lean.

O, for trust that brings the tri­umph
When de­feat seems strange­ly near;
O, for faith that chang­es fight­ing
Into vic­to­ry’s ring­ing cheer!
Faith tri­um­phant, faith tri­um­phant,
Faith tri­um­phant,
Knowing not de­feat nor fear;
Knowing not de­feat nor fear.

Faith tri­um­phant—bless­èd vic­to­ry!
Every bar­ri­er swept away.
Heaven des­cend­ing, joy and full­ness,
Dawn of ev­er­last­ing day!
Jesus on­ly, Je­sus on­ly,
Jesus on­ly,
Him to love and Him ob­ey;
Him to love and Him ob­ey.