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


Noah Receives the Dove
Foster’s Bible Pictures, 1897

Words: Ara­tus M. Deu­el, 1903.

Music: Al­bu­quer­que Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Deu­el (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)


Like No­ah’s dove, I found no rest
Outside the ark, un­saved, un­blest,
But when away on sin’s deep sea,
A sweet voice said, Come un­to Me.


O re­fuge sweet, on Je­sus’ breast,
In Him alone is per­fect rest;
From ev­ery fear and sin set free,
Dear Sav­ior, let me rest in Thee.

As to the ark the dove did fly
For rest and safe­ty, so did I;
My wea­ry soul found re­fuge there,
Where Je­sus waits to an­swer pray­er.


Now safe in Him tho’ storms arise,
And dark­ness seems to veil the skies;
Sweet peace is mine, I trust His care
Whose mer­cies now en­close me there.


Within the ark—’twere death out­side—
I dwell se­cure, and sa­tis­fied;
My soul is safe from all al­arms,
Upheld by ev­er­last­ing arms.