Words: Herbert H. Booth, 1886. This hymn appeared in the booklet Songs of the Nations, published for the Salvation Army International Congress of 1886, and later in Booth’s 1890 collection Songs of Peace and War.
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Blessèd Lord, in Thee is refuge,
Safety for my trembling soul;
Pow’r to lift my head when drooping
’Midst the angry billows’ roll.
I will trust Thee, I will trust Thee,
I will trust Thee;
All my life Thou shalt control;
All my life Thou shalt control.
In the past, too, unbelieving,
’Midst the tempest I have been,
And my heart has slowly trusted
What my eyes have never seen.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus,
Teach me on Thine arm to lean;
Teach me on Thine arm to lean.
O, for trust that brings the triumph
When defeat seems strangely near;
O, for faith that changes fighting
Into victory’s ringing cheer!
Faith triumphant, faith triumphant,
Knowing not defeat nor fear;
Knowing not defeat nor fear.
Faith triumphant—blessèd victory!
Every barrier swept away.
Heaven descending, joy and fullness,
Dawn of everlasting day!
Jesus only, Jesus only,
Him to love and Him obey;
Him to love and Him obey.