God is our refuge and our strength, When trouble's hour is near

God is our refuge and our strength, When trouble's hour is near

Author: Henry Alford
Published in 6 hymnals

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God is our refuge and our strength,
When trouble’s hour is near;
A very present help is He;
Therefore we will not fear.

Although the pillars of the earth
Shall clean removed be,
The very mountains carried forth,
And cast into the sea;

Although the waters rage and swell,
So that the earth shall shake;
Yea, and the solid mountain roots
Shall with the tempest quake;

There is a river that makes glad
The city of our God;
The tabernacle’s holy place
Of the Most High’s abode.

The Lord is in the midst of her,
Removed she shall not be;
Because the Lord our God himself
Shall help her speedily.

The Lord our strength and refuge is,
When trouble’s hour is near;
A very present help is He;
Therefore we will not fear.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #255

Author: Henry Alford

Alford, Henry, D.D., son of  the Rev. Henry Alford, Rector of Aston Sandford, b. at 25 Alfred Place, Bedford Row, London, Oct. 7, 1810, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in honours, in 1832. In 1833 he was ordained to the Curacy of Ampton. Subsequently he held the Vicarage of Wymeswold, 1835-1853,--the Incumbency of Quebec Chapel, London, 1853-1857; and the Deanery of Canterbury, 1857 to his death, which took. place  at  Canterbury, Jan. 12, 1871.  In addition he held several important appointments, including that of a Fellow of Trinity, and the Hulsean Lectureship, 1841-2. His literary labours extended to every department of literature, but his noblest undertaking was his edition of the Greek Testament, the result… Go to person page >

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First Line: God is our refuge and our strength, When trouble's hour is near
Author: Henry Alford

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God is our Refuge and our Strength. H. Alford. [Ps. xlvi.] First published in the British Magazine, Dec, 1832, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and signed ł. In 1833 it was reprinted in his anonymous Poems and Poetical Fragments. When given in his Psalms & Hymns, 1844, p. 75, stanzas iv,-vi. were omitted. The text of the Hymns of the Spirit, Boston, U. S. A., 1864, No. 310, is from the original. [William T. Brooke]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #255Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #255Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #310Page Scan
The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #29 S
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #18cPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d299



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