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God's Care

He my refuge is, my fortress

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [What a Friend we have in Jesus] (Miles)
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 He my refuge is, my fortress,
I will put my trust in him;
While his own strong arm upholds me,
Never shall my faith grow dim.

He shall cover thee with his feathers
And under his wings shalt thou trust;
He shall cover thee with his feathers
And under his wings shalt thou trust.

2 For the Lord who clothes the lilies
Greater care shall have for me;
Tho' a thousand fall beside me,
From destruction I am free. [Chorus]

3 He hath set his love upon me,
Angels watch o'er all my ways,
And his loving care, his kindness,
Well deserves my highest praise. [Chorus]

4 He will answer me in trouble,
Will deliver when I cry;
And because his name I honor
He will set me up on high. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for use in Sunday Schools and praise services #168

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He my refuge is, my fortress
Title: God's Care
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He shall cover thee with his feathers
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12568
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The Cyber Hymnal #12568

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