I flee unto Thee to hide me.@Psalm 143:9

John Bull, in the Church of England Magazine, April 1839.

Newington William D. MacLagan, in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William D. MacLagan (1826-1910)
© National Portrait Gallery

Let my life be hid in Thee,
Life of life and light of light!
Love’s illimitable Sea!
Depth of peace and power the height!

Let my life be hid in Thee,
When my foes are gathering round;
Covered with Thy panoply,
Safe within Thy holy ground.

Let my life be hid in Thee;
From vexation and annoy;
Calm in Thy tranquility,
All my mourning turned to joy.

Let my life be hid in Thee;
When my strength and health shall fail,
Let Thine immortality
In my dying hour prevail.

Let my life be hid in Thee;
In the world, and yet above;
Hid in Thine eternity,
In the ocean of Thy love.