Scripture Verse

The God of my rock; in Him will I trust: He is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my Savior. 2 Samuel 22:3

Introduction

Words: Ma­ry O. Spar­row, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 15.

Music: Cu­per­ti­no T. R. Bow­den, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Bow­den’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Spar­row (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

The Lord’s my Redeemer,
My stronghold is He;
My refuge to which
In all trials I flee.
He holds me, He helps me,
He comfort bestows;
He calms each rude current
Which over me flows.

Refrain

The Lord’s my Redeemer,
My strong tower is He;
My refuge to which
In all trials I flee.

He shields me when sounds
Of the tempest I hear,
He hides me when swift
Rolling billows are near.
He cheers me in darkness,
Surrounded by foes,
And comforts my soul with
The thought that He knows.

Refrain

Oh! Savior, Redeemer,
My helper and friend,
On Thee in all conflict
My soul doth depend.
Direct me, control me,
Perfect me, I pray,
Till with Thee in glory
I’ll praise Thee for aye.

Refrain