The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.@Deuteronomy 33:27

William T. C. Hanna, 1889.

Berkeley John R. Sweney, 1889 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney (1837-1899)

Serenely dwell the heirs of grace
In every age and clime and place,
Supported by the firm embrace
Of everlasting arms.
Though they are pilgrims far from home,
Who seek a city yet to come,
They camp each night, where’er they roam,
In everlasting arms.

When threatening foes make loud pretense
Of numbers vast and strength immense,
They ever find a sure defense
In everlasting arms.
They dread no judgment day of ire,
Undying worm, and quenchless fire;
But find the shelter they require
In everlasting arms.

And when they reach the Jordan’s brink,
Back from its wave they need not shrink;
They perish not, but only sink
In everlasting arms.
In Heav’n they walk at liberty,
From Satan, sin, and death set free;
Abiding through eternity
In everlasting arms.