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Only You, O God

Author: Susan Briehl

The Rev. Susan R. Briehl is a pastor of the ELCA. She served as Executive Director of Holden Village, a Lutheran center for renewal in the North Cascade Mountains in Washington State. She began that ministry in August of 1994 along with her husband, Martin Wells. Previously they served for 8 years as campus pastors at Pacific Lutheran University and for 5 years as pastors of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Bellingham, WA. She has also been a program associate at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IL. Susan holds both a B.A. and an M.A. in English from Washington State University and a Master of Divinity from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA. She was ordained in 1981. She has written numerous books, hymns, and w… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O God, our rock and haven
Title: Only You, O God
Author: Susan Briehl
Meter: 7.6.7.6 with refrain
Refrain First Line: Only you, O God, and you alone
Copyright: © 2003, GIA Publications, Inc.

Tune

BALM IN GILEAD (Spiritual)

BALM IN GILEAD consists of two melodic lines, each of which is repeated in varied form. Have the congregation sing either in parts or in unison. It is also possible to adapt the call-and-response technique, so common in spirituals, to this hymn: a soloist sings the stanzas, and the entire congregati…

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