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

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

W. Howard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)

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.