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God is our refuge, where we're safe

God is our refuge, where we're safe

Author: John Barnard
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. God is our refuge, where we're safe,
Our strength by whom we stand;
He is a very present help
When troubles are at hand.
2. Therefore, we will not be afraid,
Though the earth should be displaced;
Though mountains, torn from their deep roots,
Were in the mid-sea cast,

3. Should storms ferment, and rouse the deep,
And make the waters roar;
And the swol'n billows mountains shake,
With dashings on the shore.
4. A river's gentle streams makes glad
The city of our God;
There the Most High, his sacred tent,
Has fixed, for his abode.

5. God, in the midst of her presides,
She unremoved is stayed;
From early dawn of fittest time,
God will afford her aid.
6. The heathen raged, kingdoms were moved,
In tumults were involved;
But God gave forth his powerful Word,
And all the earth dissolved.

7. The Lord of Hosts is on our side,
And will our cause defend;
The mighty God of Jacob is
Our refuge, and our friend.
8. Come, see what wondrous works, the Lord,
For us, hath newly wrought!
What dreadful desolations, he
Upon the earth hath brought!
9. He makest wars to cease; our foes,
No more, our hurt conspire;
He breaks the bow and spear; and burns
The chariot in the fire.

10. Be still, and know that I am God;
I will exalt my name,
In heathen lands, and through the earth,
Extolled shall be my fame.
11. The Lord of Hosts is on our side,
He will our cause defend;
The mighty God of Jacob is
Our refuge, and our friend.

A New Version of the Psalms of David, 1752

Author: John Barnard

John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God is our refuge, where we're safe
Author: John Barnard
Place of Origin: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Language: English