Scripture Verse

Hide me under the shadow of Thy wings. Psalm 17:8

Introduction

Words: Sa­rah G. Lit­tle, in On­ward and Up­ward, ed­it­ed by Eph­ra­im T. Hil­de­brand & James D. Vaugh­an (Lo­gans­port, In­di­a­na: Home Music Com­pa­ny, 1898).

Music: J. T. Reese (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Are you weak and heavy ladened?
Is your soul with grief oppressed?
Come, abide beneath the shadow of His wing.
There the cares of life are lighter,
And the weary find sweet rest;
Come, abide beneath the shadow of His wing.

Refrain

Come abide, come abide,
Come, abide beneath the shadow of His wing;
Are you weak and heavy ladened?
Is your soul with grief oppressed?
Come, abide beneath the shadow of His wing.

In the secret of His presence
There is shelter from all harm;
Come, abide beneath the shadow of His wing.
He’s a refuge and a fortress
’Gainst the fury of the storm;
Come, abide beneath the shadow of His wing.

Refrain

He’s a present help in trouble,
He will hear you when you call;
Come, abide beneath the shadow of His wing.
Give His angels charge to keep you,
That no evil shall befall;
Come, abide beneath the shadow of His wing.

Refrain