The Lord is my strength and my shield.@Psalm 28:7
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in Sacred Songs No. 2, by Ira D. Sankey et al. (New York: Biglow & Main, 1899).

Friesen William Kirkpatrick (πŸ”Š pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)

When the hopes that smile today
With the morrow pass away;
When the flowers that pleasure weaves
Fade and fall like autumn leaves:

Refrain

Thou my shield and strength divine,
Closer draw my love to Thine;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

When my heart with toils oppressed
Vainly seeks the balm of rest;
When beset with trials deep,
Throbbing cares that will not sleep:

Refrain

When afflictions o’er my soul
Like the waves of ocean roll:
When the clouds above me frown
And my burden weighs me down:

Refrain

When the storms of life shall cease,
When the waves are hushed in peace;
When I reach my home at last,
Every danger safely passed:

Refrain