The God of my rock; in Him will I trust: He is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my Savior; Thou savest me from violence. 2 Samuel 22:3
Words: Benjamin Beddome (1717–1795). Published posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818), number 746.
Safety amidst public danger.
If you know where to get a good picture of Beddome or Baker (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Come, humble souls, and place your trust
In God, the faithful, wise and just;
His promises will He fulfill,
To all who love and do His will.
When wrath o’erwhelms a guilty land,
His cov’nant truth shall firmly stand,
A sure retreat, a strong defense,
Nor shall you e’er be driven thence.
You He’ll in perfect safety keep,
Amongst the number of His sheep;
Or if in public griefs you share,
His hand will still the faithful spare.