Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us.@Psalm 62:8
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Noah Receives the Dove
Foster’s Bible Pictures, 1897

Aratus M. Deuel, 1903.

Albuquerque William J. Kirkpatrick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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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.

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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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