1. When storms hang o'er the Christian's head,
He flies unto his God;
And, under His refreshing shade,
Finds a secure abode.
2. When foes without and lusts within
Seek to disturb his peace;
To God he makes his sorrows known,
And strait his sorrows cease.
3. When winds of strong temptation blow,
And floods of trouble roll,
God is the help, and refuge too
Of his distressed soul.
4. But when tremendous terrors seize,
Where will the sinner fly?
He feels a thousand agonies,
And no deliverer nigh! B. B.
John Ash and Caleb Evans, A collection of hymns adapted to public worship, 1769, Hymn 306
|First Line:||When storms hang o'er the Christian's head|
|Title:||What will ye do in the day of visitation?|
|Author:||Benjamin Beddome (1769)|
|Source:||Appeared posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton and Briggs,1818); A Collection of Hymns Adapted to Public Worship by John Ash and Caleb Evans (Bristol, England: 1769)|
First published as "When storms hang o'er the Christian's head" in John Ash and Caleb Evans, A collection of hymns adapted to public worship, 1769, Hymn 306, four stanzas, C. M., attributed to Benjamin Beddome. In Beddome's Hymns of 1818, posthumously taken from Beddome's manuscripts, it appears as "When storms hang o'er my head", in two eight-line stanzas of meter 66. 84. D.