In the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me.@Psalm 27:5
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Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

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

W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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

Refrain