Scripture Verse

The kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.@Revelation 6:15–16

Words: Mrs. Ma­ry J. Phill­ips, in Glo­ri­ous Tid­ings, ed­it­ed by Hen­ry Per­kins & W. War­ren Bent­ley (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: White, Smith, 1878).

Music: Hen­ry S. Per­kins (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry S. Perkins
(1833–1914)

When Gabriel sends his trumpet sound
O’er all the earth and sea,
And trembling sinners stand around,
Lord, may I hide in Thee.
When lightnings flash and thunders roll,
And graves are open wide,
Oh, Lord, receive my waiting soul,
And in Thee let me hide.

Refrain

Oh, let me hide in Thee,
Oh, let me hide in Thee;
Still keep me near Thy loving side,
Oh, let me hide in Thee.

I would not cry for rocks to fall,
Nor earth to crumble in,
To hide my guilty self from all,
Since Thou canst cover sin.
When time and all its scenes are o’er,
And God speaks from the sky,
And Christians hear His voice and go,
O Christ, to Thee I fly.

Refrain

When God is judging all the world,
And from His throne we see
His precious love to us unfurled,
Oh, let me hide in Thee.
And when that glorious day shall come,
Then near Thy bleeding side,
Give this poor waiting soul a home,
And let me safely hide.

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