Scripture Verse

The God of my rock; in Him will I trust: He is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my Savior. 2 Samuel 22:3


Words: Ma­ry O. Spar­row, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 15.

Music: Cu­per­ti­no T. R. Bow­den, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Bow­den’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Spar­row (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


The Lord’s my Re­deem­er,
My strong­hold is He;
My re­fuge to which
In all tri­als I flee.
He holds me, He helps me,
He com­fort be­stows;
He calms each rude cur­rent
Which ov­er me flows.


The Lord’s my Re­deem­er,
My strong tow­er is He;
My re­fuge to which
In all tri­als I flee.

He shields me when sounds
Of the tem­pest I hear,
He hides me when swift
Rolling bil­lows are near.
He cheers me in dark­ness,
Surrounded by foes,
And com­forts my soul with
The thought that He knows.


Oh! Sav­ior, Re­deem­er,
My help­er and friend,
On Thee in all con­flict
My soul doth de­pend.
Direct me, con­trol me,
Perfect me, I pray,
Till with Thee in glo­ry
I’ll praise Thee for aye.