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Fixed Upon God As On A Rock

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1 Fixed upon God as on a rock,
The humble soul no terror knows;
In vain the tempest’s mighty shock
Rages against its calm repose.

2 If Satan whisper thoughts of dread,
And strive to fill the soul with doubt,
Faith answers, True: but Jesus bled,
And every sin is blotted out.

3Though neither vine nor olive bear,
The herd be severed from the stall,
Faith sees eternal love e’en there,
And glorifies her God in all.

4 Though pain and sharp disease invade,
And mind and body suffer long,
Faith finds His grace sufficient aid,
And e’en in feebleness is strong.

5 In life, in death, while fixed on Thee,
Eternal all sufficient aid,
I would not doubt Thy wise decree,
But trust and never be afraid.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12647

Author: James Edmeston

Edmeston, James, born Sept. 10, 1791. His maternal grandfather was the Rev. Samuel Brewer, who for 50 years was the pastor of an Independent congregation at Stepney. Educated as an architect and surveyor, in 1816 he entered upon his profession on his own account, and continued to practice it until his death on Jan. 7, 1867. The late Sir G. Gilbert Scott was his pupil. Although an Independent by descent he joined the Established Church at a comparatively early age, and subsequently held various offices, including that of churchwarden, in the Church of St. Barnabas, Homerton. His hymns number nearly 2000. The best known are “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and "Saviour, breathe an evening blessing." Many of his hymns were written for c… Go to person page >

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First Line: Fixed upon God as on a rock
Title: Fixed Upon God As On A Rock
Author: James Edmeston
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

TRURO (Williams)

TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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The Cyber Hymnal #12647

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