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

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


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.