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

Introduction

illustration
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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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