Blessed Lord, in Thee Is Refuge

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1 Blessed Lord, in thee is refuge,
safety for my trembling soul:
pow'r to lift my head when drooping
'midst the angry billow's 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.

2 In the past, too, unbelieving,
'midst the tempest I have been,
and my heart has slowly trusted
what my eyes have never seen.
Blessed Jesus,
blessed Jesus,
blessed Jesus,
teach me on thine arm to lean;
teach me on thine arm to lean.

3 Oh, for trust that brings the triumph
when defeat seems strangely near;
oh, for faith that changes fighting
ito vict'ry's ringing cheer!
Faith triumphant,
faith triumphant,
faith triumphant,
knowing not defeat or fear;
knowing not defeat or fear.

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #513

Author: Herbert H. Booth

Herbert Henry Howard Booth (26 August 1862 – 25 September 1926) was the third son of William and Catherine Booth. He oversaw the Limelight Department's development and he was the writer and director for Soldiers of the Cross. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

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First Line: Blessed Lord, in thee is refuge
Title: Blessed Lord, in Thee Is Refuge
Author: Herbert H. Booth
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain





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