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God our refuge

Full Text

1 Come now with joy and singing,
Loud hallelujahs ringing,
Our grateful tribute bringing
To our almighty Friend;
Off'ring, with purest pleasure,
To him the heart's full treasure,
Whose love no thought can measure,
Whose praise shall never end.

Refrain:
We sing with exultation,
Lord God of our salvation;
Thou art our sure foundation,
Our Refuge evermore.

2 When to this Refuge flying,
Turn sinners, helpless, dying,
On Christ alone relying,
No harm can reach them there;
When floods of grief are dashing,
And waves of sorrow plashing,
Light to the soul comes flashing—
God's smile through dark despair! [Refrain]

3 In waking or in sleeping,
Bright days, or nights of weeping,
Our souls are in thy keeping
While here we wait below;
In thee alone abiding,
And in thy love confiding,
Safe when thy hand is guiding,
We'll ever onward go. [Refrain]

Source: Calvary Songs #8

Author: William F. Sherwin

Sherwin, William Fisk, an American Baptist, was born at Buckland, Massachusetts, March 14,1826. His educational opportunities, so far as schools were concerned, were few, but he made excellent use of his time and surroundings. At fifteen he went to Boston and studied music under Dr. Mason: In due course he became a teacher of vocal music, and held several important appointments in Massachusetts; in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and then in New York City. Taking special interest in Sunday Schools, he composed carols and hymn-tunes largely for their use, and was associated with the Rev. R. Lowry and others in preparing Bright Jewels, and other popular Sunday School hymn and tune books. A few of his melodies are known in Great Britain th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When now with joy and singing
Title: God our refuge
Author: William F. Sherwin
Refrain First Line: We sing with exultation
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