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In the secret of his presence I am kept from strife of tongues

In the secret of his presence I am kept from strife of tongues

Author: Henry Burton
Tune: [In the secret of his presence] (Sweney)
Published in 27 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the secret of his presence
I am kept from strife of tongues;
His pavilion is around me,
And within are ceaseless songs!
Stormy winds his word fulfilling,
Beat without, but cannot harm,
For the Master’s voice is stilling
Storm and tempest to a calm.

In the secret of his presence,
Jesus keeps I know not how;
In the shadow of the Highest,
I am resting, hiding now.

2 In the secret of his presence
All the darkness disappears;
For a sun that knows no setting
Throws a rainbow on my tears.
So the day grows ever lighter,
Broad’ning to the perfect noon;
So the day grows ever brighter,
Heav’n is coming, near and soon. [Refrain]

3 In the secret of his presence
Nevermore can foes alarm;
In the shadow of the Highest
I can meet them with a psalm;
For the strong pavilion hides me,
Turns their fi’ry darts aside,
And I know, whate’er betides me,
I shall live because he died! [Refrain]

4 In the secret of his presence
Is a sweet, unbroken rest;
Pleasures, joys, in glorious fullness,
Making earth like Eden blest;
So my peace grows deep and deeper,
Widening as it nears the sea,
For my Savior is my keeper,
Keeping mine and keeping me! [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #100

Author: Henry Burton

Burton, H. In I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878, the hymns, "Come, for the feast is spread," (The Gospel Invitation), and "Look away to Jesus" (Looking unto Jesus) are attributed to the "Rev. H. Burton” --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: In the secret of his presence I am kept from strife of tongues
Author: Henry Burton



Instances (1 - 27 of 27)

Angelic Songs #d92

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Anthems from the Throne #138

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Echoes from Glory #78

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Faith Hymns (New ed.) #225

Fillmore's Women's Choir, Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Combined #d39

Glad Hallelujahs #d72

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Glorious Things in Sacred Song for use in Sabbath Schools and Gospel Meetings #6

Gospel Tent Hymns #d82

Greatest Hymns for use in the Churches #d142

Revival Hymns, Selected and Arranged #d22

Select New and Old Hymns #d109

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Songs of Grace and Glory #100

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Songs of Joy and Gladness #225

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Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2) #31

Songs of Victory #d102

Sought-Out Songs for Christian Workers #d71

Sought-Out Songs for Christian Workers #d76

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The Emory Hymnal #122

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The Epworth Hymnal #161

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The Finest of the Wheat #159

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The Peacemaker #65

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The Revival Wave #148

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The Students' Hymnal #182

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The Voice of Triumph (19th ed.) #63

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Triumphant Songs No.4 #160

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Welcome Songs #51

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Words of Life #60

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