Scripture Verse

The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:27

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
1820–1915

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, 1888. Ap­peared in The Joy­ful Sound, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney & Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1889), num­ber 149.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick
1838–1921

Lyrics

When lost among the wild, dark mountains,
Far, far from Thee,
I heard Thy gentle voice, my Savior,
Calling in love to me.

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Safe, within Thy arms of mercy,
Never more to roam;
O, let me rest in peace forever,
Safe in my heart’s dear home.

When lost among the wild, dark mountains,
Sad was my cry,
Till softly came the words so tender,
Fear not, for here am I.

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O teach me to adore and praise Thee,
Savior divine;
Now I have made a full surrender,
All that I am is Thine.

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Wherever Thou wilt lead, I’ll follow
Close, close to Thee;
One prayer alone my soul is breathing:
Savior, abide with me.

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