Scripture Verse

The Lord…will be…a refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 9:9


Words: Mir­i­am E. Oat­man, in The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904), num­ber 246.

Music: W. R. Cham­bers (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Cham­bers’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Oat­man, would you ?


Whatever the woes that betide me,
Whatever the ills that befall,
There’s naught that can injure or harm me,
For Christ is my all in all.


The Lord is my refuge in trouble,
My shelter whatever befall;
My heart cannot fear when the Master is near,
For He is my all in all.

The Savior is leading me gently,
And guiding my steps lest they fall;
No danger that comes can alarm me,
For He is my all in all.


With Him as my guide and my master,
No darkness nor gloom can appall;
His glory dispels every shadow,
And He is my all in all.