You Are My Refuge, Faithful God

Author: David Gambrell

Rev. David Gambrell is associate for worship in the PC(USA) Office of Theology and Worship and editor of Call to Worship, and an ex officio advisor to the hymnal committee. Education: Ph.D., liturgical studies Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Go to person page >

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First Line: You are my refuge, faithful God
Title: You Are My Refuge, Faithful God
Author: David Gambrell (2009)
Publication Date: 2013
Copyright: © 2011 David Gambrell (admin. Presbyterian Publishing Corp.)


What John Calvin said about Psalm 31:5 can be applied to this paraphrase of the psalm as a whole: it is one
of the places in scripture “most suitable for correcting distrust.” That verse was on Jesus’ dying lips (Luke
23:46), and this psalm is appointed for Passion/Palm Sunday.



MORNING SONG is a folk tune that has some resemblance to the traditional English tune for "Old King Cole." The tune appeared anonymously in Part II of John Wyeth's (PHH 486) Repository of Sacred Music (1813). In 1816 it was credited to "Mr. Dean," which some scholars believe was a misprinted referen…

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