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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

My Refuge All the While

When the billows rise and threaten me

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [When the billows rise and threaten me]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the billows rise and threaten me,
When the tempter would defile,
To the Saviour of my soul I flee,
He’s my refuge all the while.

Refrain:
He’s my refuge all the while: bless His name!
I’ve been happy all the while since He came,
When storms are o’er me sweeping,
I still am in His keeping,
He’s my refuge all the while,
Bless His name.

2 When the pleasures of this world allure,
When they tempt me with their smile;
When I seek the Lord I feel secure,
He’s my refuge all the while. [Refrain]

3 He will keep me by His saving grace,
Strong and faithful, free from guile,
Till in glory I behold His face,
He’s my refuge all the while. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #34

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the billows rise and threaten me
Title: My Refuge All the While
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: He’s my refuge all the while: bless His name
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #34

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