Scripture Verse

The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. Nahum 1:7


Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems 1749.

Music: St. Pe­ters­burg at­trib­ut­ed to Dmi­tri S. Bor­tn­ia­nsky, 1825 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Dmitri S. Bortniansky (1752–1825)


Thou hidden source of calm repose,
Thou all sufficient love divine,
My help and refuge from my foes,
Secure I am if Thou art mine;
And lo! from sin and grief and shame
I hide me, Je­sus, in Thy name.

Thy mighty name sal­va­tion is,
And keeps my happy soul above;
Comfort it brings, and power and peace,
And joy and ev­er­last­ing love;
To me with Thy dear name are given
Pardon and holiness and Hea­ven.

Jesus, my all in all Thou art,
My rest in toil, my ease in pain,
The healing of my broken heart,
In war my peace, in loss my gain,
My smile beneath the tyrant’s frown,
In shame my glo­ry and my crown.

In want my plentiful supply,
In weakness my al­migh­ty power,
In bonds my perfect liberty,
My light in Satan’s darkest hour,
In grief my joy unspeakable,
My life in death, my Hea­ven in hell.