The Refuge, River, and Rock of the Church
John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 59
|He who on earth as man was known,|
And bore our sins and pains;
Now, seated on th' eternal throne,
The God of glory reigns.
2. His hands the wheels of nature guide
3. While harps unnumbered sound his praise,
|4. His righteousness, to faith revealed,|
Wrought out for guilty worms,
Affords a hiding place and shield,
From enemies and storms.
5. This land, through which his pilgrims go,
6. When troubles, like a burning sun,
|7. How glorious he! how happy they|
In such a glorious friend!
Whose love secures them all the way,
And crowns them at the end.