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.

Refrain:
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

Rv Alfred Henry Burton DD United Kingdom 1840-1930. Born at Swannington, Leicestershire, he emigrated with family to America and became a student at Beloit College, WI, graduating with honours. After a pastorate in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Monroe, WI, he returned to England and entered the Wesleyan Ministry in 1865. He married Ellen Pearse. He then ministered mostly in Lanca-shire and London. Published works include ”Gleanings in the gospels:, “Wayside songs”, “St. Luke in Expositor's Bible”. John Perry… 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
Copyright: Public Domain

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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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