Scripture Verse

In the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion, in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock. Psalm 27:5


Words & Mu­sic: Charles H. Ga­bri­el, Joy­ful Praise (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Jen­nings & Gra­ham, 1902) (🔊 pdf nwc), num­ber 158. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Jen­nie Ree and the com­pos­er as Adolph Jes­real, both of which are pseu­do­nyms of Charles Ga­bri­el.


When my heart is sore op­pressed,
And I seek in vain for rest,
This my dai­ly pray­er shall be,
Draw me near­er, Lord, to Thee.


Hide me, Oh, my Sav­ior, hide me,
’Till the storm of life is past;
Safe in­side the hav­en guide me,
Oh, re­ceive my soul at last.

In temp­ta­tion’s try­ing hour,
When I feel the tempt­er’s pow­er,
Near me then, O Lord, abide,
Strengthen me, and be my guide.


When my day of life is o’er,
And I trem­ble on the shore
Of the dark and un­known sea,
Then, O Lord, my com­fort be.