God is our Refuge, ever near. J. Conder. [Ps. xlvi.] Appeared in his Congregational Hymn Book, 1836, No. 403, in 2 stanzas of 7 lines. When repeated in his work, The Choir and The Oratory, in the following year (Preface, Nov. 8, 1836), 16 lines were added thereto, but in another metre. These lines were omitted in his Hymns of Praise, Prayer, &c, 1856, p. 14, and also from all modern hymnals. Original text in New Congregational Hymn Book, 1859, No. 64.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)