Scripture Verse

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up. James 4:10


Words: J. By­ing­ton Smith, in The Palm of Vic­to­ry, ed­it­ed by Le­roy H. Dow­ling (St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri: L. H. Dow­ling, 1874), page 77.

Music: Ar­ranged by Mrs. N. B. Co­vert (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Cov­ert’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of her or Smith, would you ?


When the mountain of sin rose above me,
And I could not scale its black heights,
Its dark shadows were falling upon me,
And gathering the blackness of night;
Then a hand took me over the mountain
To my home which was far out of sight.

When I sank in the horrible dungeon,
That horrible pit where I lay,
When the terrors of death were upon me,
And nothing my fears could allay;
Then a hand underneath me upbore me
To the brightness and gladness of day.

When I’m sinking in death’s gloomy river,
And down in the surges I lie,
Then this hand is extended to rescue,
And lift to my home in the sky;
’Tis the hand of my Savior that takes me,
And will lift me to dwell upon high.

Unto Him who thus graciously saves me,
From sorrow, and sadness and sin,
I will cling till in love He shall bring me,
Where never a sorrow has been;
And when He at the door will be waiting,
To lift me, a poor wanderer, in.