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Roll, Billows, Roll!

I am held by God's right hand

Author: Jack P. Scholfield
Tune: [I am held by God's right hand]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am held by God’s right hand,
Roll, billows, rill!
I fear naught on sea or land, so
Roll, billows, rill!

Refrain:
Roll, billows, rill!
Roll, billows, rill,
Jesus is my anchor and He’ll keep my soul from ev’ry foe;
So roll, billows, Roll,
Roll, billows, rill!
Jesus is my anchor and He’ll keep my soul.

2 What care I for rock or shoal?
Roll, billows, rill!
All God’s host surround my soul, so
Roll, billows, rill! [Refrain]

3 Tho’ what Satan should assail,
Roll, billows, rill!
In God’s might I shall prevail, so
Roll, billows, rill! [Refrain]

4 Oh, that you, my friend, could say
“Roll, billows, rill!
Christ is keeping me each day, so
Roll, billows, rill!” [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Help: for the Sunday school, evangelistic and church services #148

Author: Jack P. Scholfield

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Text Information

First Line: I am held by God's right hand
Title: Roll, Billows, Roll!
Author: Jack P. Scholfield
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Roll, billows, roll
Publication Date: 1914
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Coleman's Songs for Men #d36

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Eternal Praise #203

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Harvest Hymns #225

Select Gospel songs #d37

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Songs of Help #148

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Treasury of Song #185

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