God is the refuge of his saintsAuthor: Isaac Watts
Published in 423 hymnals
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1 God is the refuge of his saints,
When storms of sharp distress invade;
Ere we can offer our complaints,
Behold him present with his aid.
2 Let mountains from their seats be hurled
Down to the deep, and buried there,
Convulsions shake the solid world,
Our faith shall never yield to fear.
3 Loud may the troubled ocean roar;
In sacred peace our souls abide,
While ev'ry nation, ev'ry shore,
Trembles, and dreads the swelling tide.
4 There is a stream whose gentle flow
Supplies the city of our God;
Life, love, and joy, still gliding through,
And wat'ring our divine abode.
5 That sacred stream, thy holy Word,
Our grief allays, our fear controls;
Sweet peace thy promises afford,
And give new strength to fainting souls.
6 Zion enjoys her Monarch's love,
Secure against a threat'ning hour;
Nor can her firm foundations move,
Built on his truth, and armed with pow'r.
Source: Trinity Hymnal #292
God is the Refuge of His saints. I. Watts. [Ps. xlvi.] Appeared in his Psalms of David, &c, 1719, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines and headed, "The Church's Safety and Triumph among National Desolations." It has passed in full, or in an abbreviated form, into numerous collections in all English-speaking countries. In the Unitarian Hymn [& Tune] Book, Boston, U.S.A., 1868, stanzas v., vi., are given as No. 345, "There is a stream, whose gentle flow."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 8 of 8)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #595||God Is the Refuge of His Saints||God is the refuge of His saints||WENN WIR IN HÖCHSTEN NÖTEN SEIN||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||LM||1994||Assurance | ; Closing Hymns | ; Comfort & Rest | ; Encouragement | ; Epiphany | ; Provision | ; Refuge | ; Trust ||
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #218a||God is the refuge of his saints||LASUS||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||LM||Psalm 46:1-5; Psalm 48:1; Psalm 93:3-4; Revelation 22:1-2||2000||Saints ||
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #218b||God is the refuge of his saints||CANNOCK||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||LM||Psalm 46:1-5; Psalm 48:1; Psalm 93:3-4; Revelation 22:1-2||2000||Saints ||
|Small Church Music #524||Winchester New||God is the refuge of His saints||WINCHESTER NEW||Isaac Watts||22.214.171.124|
|Small Church Music #2746||Lasus||God is the refuge of His saints||LASUS||Isaac Watts||126.96.36.199|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #78||God is the refuge of his saints||Isaac Watts||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1779||God Is the Refuge of His Saints||God is the refuge of His saints||WARD||Isaac Watts||LM||<cite>The Psalms of David</cite>, 1719|
|Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #120||God is the refuge of his saints||FULDA||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||88.88||Psalm 46||1999||Church | ; Church Triumphant | ; Comfort | ; Eternity of God | ; Faithfulness of God | ; Fear | ; God's Love to Us | ; Providence | ; Sovereignty of God | ; Trust in God ||