Scripture Verse

His children shall have a place of refuge. Proverbs 14:26


Words: S. Flem­ing, in Car­ols of Joy (Spring­field, Ohio: J. L. Rust, 1882), page 99.

Music: Ya­lo­va S. Flem­ing, 1882 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know Flem­ing’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Let us linger at the cross,
’Tis the place of humble prayer,
Where the soul exchanges loss
For the gain it treasures there.
’Tis the place where Je­sus meets
All who come to seek relief,
Bring your bur­den at His feet,
He allays the deepest grief.

Let us linger at the fount,
Whence the healing waters flow,
And the peace upon the mount
Where His fullness we may know.
Where the glo­ry of His grace
And His power of pardon meet
All who linger at the place,
All who bow at Je­sus’ feet.