Scripture Verse

He only is my rock and my salvation. Psalm 62:2


Words: James Ed­mes­ton, Hymns for the Cham­ber of Sic­kness (Lon­don: Re­li­gious Tract So­ci­e­ty, 1844), page 18.

Music: Tru­ro, from Psal­mo­dia Ev­an­gel­i­ca, by Tho­mas Will­iams, 1789 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ed­mes­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Fixed upon God as on a rock,
The humble soul no terror knows;
In vain the tempest’s mighty shock
Rages against its calm repose.

If Satan whisper thoughts of dread,
And strive to fill the soul with doubt,
Faith answers, True: but Jesus bled,
And every sin is blotted out.

Though neither vine nor olive bear,
The herd be severed from the stall,
Faith sees eternal love e’en there,
And glorifies her God in all.

Though pain and sharp disease invade,
And mind and body suffer long,
Faith finds His grace sufficient aid,
And e’en in feebleness is strong.

In life, in death, while fixed on Thee,
Eternal all sufficient aid,
I would not doubt Thy wise decree,
But trust and never be afraid.