Scripture Verse

In the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me. Psalm 27:5


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Glad Re­frain, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1886), num­ber 24.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


One morn­ing…at North­field [Mas­sa­chu­setts], the au­di­ence sang Hide Me, O My Sav­ior, Hide Me. But I did not rec­og­nize this hymn as my own prod­uct­ion…

Turning to Mr. San­key, I asked, Where did you get that piece? He paid no at­ten­tion to my ques­tion, for he sup­posed I was mere­ly jok­ing…But it was used again at the af­ter­noon ser­vice, and I was de­ter­mined to know who wrote it.

Mr. San­key, I said, Now you must tell me who is the au­thor of Hide Me, O My Sav­ior.

Real­ly, he re­plied, don’t you re­call who wrote that hymn? You ought to re­mem­ber, for you are the guil­ty one.

Crosby, pp. 624–26


Hide me, O my Sav­ior, hide me
In Thy ho­ly place;
Resting there be­neath Thy glo­ry,
O let me see Thy face.


Hide me, hide me,
O bless­èd Sav­ior, hide me;
O Sav­ior, keep me,
Safely, O Lord, with Thee.

Hide me, when the storm is rag­ing
O’er life’s trou­bled sea;
Like a dove on ocean’s bil­lows,
O let me fly to Thee.


Hide me, when my heart is break­ing
With its weight of woe;
When in tears I seek the com­fort
Thou canst alone be­stow.