In the secret of his presence I am kept from strife of tongues

In the secret of his presence I am kept from strife of tongues

Author: Henry Burton
Tune: [In the secret of his presence] (Sweney)
Published in 27 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 In the secret of his presence
I am kept from strife of tongues;
His pavilion is around me,
And within are ceaseless songs!
Stormy winds his word fulfilling,
Beat without, but cannot harm,
For the Master’s voice is stilling
Storm and tempest to a calm.

Refrain:
In the secret of his presence,
Jesus keeps I know not how;
In the shadow of the Highest,
I am resting, hiding now.

2 In the secret of his presence
All the darkness disappears;
For a sun that knows no setting
Throws a rainbow on my tears.
So the day grows ever lighter,
Broad’ning to the perfect noon;
So the day grows ever brighter,
Heav’n is coming, near and soon. [Refrain]

3 In the secret of his presence
Nevermore can foes alarm;
In the shadow of the Highest
I can meet them with a psalm;
For the strong pavilion hides me,
Turns their fi’ry darts aside,
And I know, whate’er betides me,
I shall live because he died! [Refrain]

4 In the secret of his presence
Is a sweet, unbroken rest;
Pleasures, joys, in glorious fullness,
Making earth like Eden blest;
So my peace grows deep and deeper,
Widening as it nears the sea,
For my Savior is my keeper,
Keeping mine and keeping me! [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #100

Author: Henry Burton

Burton, H. In I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878, the hymns, "Come, for the feast is spread," (The Gospel Invitation), and "Look away to Jesus" (Looking unto Jesus) are attributed to the "Rev. H. Burton” --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: In the secret of his presence I am kept from strife of tongues
Author: Henry Burton

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Instances (1 - 27 of 27)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Angelic Songs #d92
Anthems from the Throne #138Page Scan
Echoes from Glory #78Page Scan
Faith Hymns (New ed.) #225Page Scan
Fillmore's Women's Choir, Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Combined #d39
Glad Hallelujahs #d72
Glorious Things in Sacred Song for use in Sabbath Schools and Gospel Meetings #6Page Scan
Gospel Tent Hymns #d82
Greatest Hymns for use in the Churches #d142
Revival Hymns, Selected and Arranged #d22
Select New and Old Hymns #d109
Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #100TextPage Scan
Songs of Joy and Gladness #225Page Scan
Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2) #31Page Scan
Songs of Victory #d102
Sought-Out Songs for Christian Workers #d71
Sought-Out Songs for Christian Workers #d76
The Emory Hymnal: a collection of sacred hymns and music for use in public worship, Sunday-schools, social meetings and family worship #122Page Scan
The Epworth Hymnal: containing standard hymns of the Church, songs for the Sunday-School, songs for social services, songs for the home circle, songs for special occasions #161Page Scan
The Finest of the Wheat: hymns new and old, for missionary and revival meetings, and sabbath-schools #159AudioPage Scan
The Peacemaker: a collection of sacred songs and hymns for use in all services of the church, Sunday-school, home circle, and all kinds of evangelistic work #65Page Scan
The Revival Wave: A Book of Revival Hymns and Music #148Page Scan
The Students' Hymnal #182Page Scan
The Voice of Triumph (19th ed.) #63Page Scan
Triumphant Songs No.4 #160TextAudioPage Scan
Welcome Songs #51Page Scan
Words of Life: a collection of Hymns and Tunes for use in Gospel Meetings and other Religious Services #60Page Scan



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