Scripture Verse

God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 321. Safe­ty in God.

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 Bed­dome or Will­iams (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Jehovah built the earth and skies,
What can­not He with ease per­form?
To Him my anx­ious spir­it flies,
To find a re­fuge in the storm.

He formed my bo­dy from the dust,
Will raise it from the dust again;
In Him I firm­ly place my trust,
Nor will He let me trust in vain.

He gave His Son, His on­ly Son,
To bear my sins, to bleed and die;
And will He now to souls un­done,
All oth­er need­ful good de­ny?

When sor­rows ov­er­whelm my soul,
I call up­on His ho­ly name;
And soon the bil­lows cease to roll,
Or He sup­ports my fee­ble frame.