Scripture Verse

The Lord is my strength and my shield. Psalm 28:7


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Sac­red Songs No. 2, by Ira D. San­key et al. (New York: Big­low & Main, 1899).

Music: Frie­sen Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

William J. Kirkpatrick


When the hopes that smile today
With the morrow pass away;
When the flowers that pleasure weaves
Fade and fall like autumn leaves:


Thou my shield and strength divine,
Closer draw my love to Thine;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

When my heart with toils oppressed
Vainly seeks the balm of rest;
When beset with trials deep,
Throbbing cares that will not sleep:


When afflictions o’er my soul
Like the waves of ocean roll:
When the clouds above me frown
And my burden weighs me down:


When the storms of life shall cease,
When the waves are hushed in peace;
When I reach my home at last,
Every danger safely passed: