Scripture Verse

Let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them. Psalm 5:11


Words: Ma­ble F. Long, in On Joy­ful Wing, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1886), num­ber 125.

Music: An­da­man John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


Light in our darkness, hope in our fear,
Joy in our sorrow, still Thou art near;
Constant, unchanging, praise to Thy name,
Now and for­ev­er Thou art the same.


Thou hast redeemed us—we are Thine own;
Thou wilt not leave us friendless alone;
Hope to the promise trustingly clings,
Thou wilt defend us under Thy wings.

Gifts that with morning fall like the dew,
Still with the evening cheer us anew;
Songs of rejoicing, anthems of praise,
Lord, for Thy goodness help us to raise.


What tho’ the night clouds frown on the deep?
Watch o’er Thy loved ones Thine eye will keep;
Rocked on the billow, weak and dismayed,
Thy voice wilt whisper, Be not afraid.