O gracious source of every good,
Our Savior and defense,
Thou art our glory and our shield,
Our help and confidence.
When anxious cares disturb our peace,
When threatening foes are nigh
On Thee we pour our deepest woes,
To Thee for comfort fly.
Blest tower of strength, exalted Rock
Whence living waters flow,
Jesus, our Lord, the only hope
For fallen man below.
To Thee we heavy laden come,
To Thee our sorrows bring;
Oh, hear! And save us from the storm,
Beneath Thy sheltering wing.
O God of love, our God Thou art
To Thee we early cry,
Refresh with grace our thirsty hearts
For earthly springs are dry.
Our flesh and hearts may fail us still,
Our hopes and wants may stray.
Be Thou our portion and our strength,
Preserve us, Lord, we pray.
Verse 1, 2 by Harriett Auber (1854), adapted,
Verse 3 by Henry Frances Lyte (1793-1847), adapted,
Additional lyrics and music by Gary Brumley.
© 2013 New Moniker Music. CCLI Song Number: 7064718
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The lyrics for this song came from two different hymns found in Our Own Hymnbook: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Public, Social, and Private Worship compiled by C. H. Spurgeon. Though not intended to be combined, they nonetheless serve to form a beautiful prayer for comfort, protection, and refreshment from the Lord.