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

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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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