God is the refuge of his saintsAuthor: Isaac Watts
Published in 408 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. Amen.
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||22.214.171.124||1999|