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,


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.