Scripture Verse

Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:8


William A. Mühlenberg

Words: Will­iam A. Mühl­en­berg, in the Pray­er Book Col­lec­tion, 1826. This hymn has oft­en been pub­lished in short­ened ver­sions, start­ing with ei­ther verse 2 or verse 3.

Music: Ad­ri­an (Gould) John E. Gould, The Mo­dern Harp (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1846) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Noah Receives the Dove
Foster’s Bible Pictures, 1897


Like Noah’s weary dove,
That soared the earth around,
But not a resting place above
The cheerless waters found—

O cease, my wandering soul,
On restless wing to roam;
All the wide world, to either pole,
Has not for thee a home.

Behold the ark of God.
Behold the open door;
Hasten to gain that dear abode,
And rove, my soul, no more.

There, safe shalt thou abide,
There sweet shall be thy rest,
And every longing satisfied,
With full salvation blessed.

Ah, yes! I all forsake,
My all to Thee resign;
Gracious Redeemer, take, O take
And seal me ever Thine.