God is our refuge and defense; In trouble our unfailing aidAuthor: James Montgomery
Published in 48 hymnals
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1 GOD is our refuge and defense,
In trouble our unfailing aid;
Secure in his omnipotence,
What does can make our souls afraid?
2 There is a river, pure and bright,
Whose streams make glad the heavenly plains;
There, in eternity of light,
The city of our God remains.
3 Not on a seraph's wing of fire--
But on the mightier wings of prayer,
We reach that home of pure desire,
And feel his cloudless presence there.
4 But soon, how soon! our spirits droop,
Unwont the air of heaven to breathe;
Yet God, in very deed, will stoop,
And dwell himself with men beneath.
5 Come to thy living temples, then;
As in the ancient times appear;
Let earth be Paradise again,
And man, O God, thine image here!
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #74
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|The Cyber Hymnal #1776||God Is Our Refuge and Defense||God is our refuge and defense||ST. PETER (Decius)||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||LM|