God is the refuge of his saintsAuthor: Isaac Watts
Published in 405 hymnals
1 God is the refuge of his saints,
When storms of sharp distress invade;
Ere we can offer our complaints,
Behold him present with his aid.
2 Let mountains from their seats be hurled
Down to the deep, and buried there,
Convulsions shake the solid world,
Our faith shall never yield to fear.
3 Loud may the troubled ocean roar;
In sacred peace our souls abide,
While ev'ry nation, ev'ry shore,
Trembles, and dreads the swelling tide.
4 There is a stream whose gentle flow
Supplies the city of our God;
Life, love, and joy, still gliding through,
And wat'ring our divine abode.
5 That sacred stream, thy holy Word,
Our grief allays, our fear controls;
Sweet peace thy promises afford,
And give new strength to fainting souls.
6 Zion enjoys her Monarch's love,
Secure against a threat'ning hour;
Nor can her firm foundations move,
Built on his truth, and armed with pow'r.
Source: Trinity Hymnal #292
God is the Refuge of His saints. I. Watts. [Ps. xlvi.] Appeared in his Psalms of David, &c, 1719, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines and headed, "The Church's Safety and Triumph among National Desolations." It has passed in full, or in an abbreviated form, into numerous collections in all English-speaking countries. In the Unitarian Hymn [& Tune] Book, Boston, U.S.A., 1868, stanzas v., vi., are given as No. 345, "There is a stream, whose gentle flow."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #120||God is the refuge of his saints||188.8.131.52||1999|