Scripture Verse

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


Words: Phi­lip P. Bliss (1838–1876). Pub­lished in Wel­come Tid­ings, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry, W. How­ard Doane & Ira D. San­key (New York and Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Big­low & Main and John Church, 1877), num­ber 96.

Music: Vil­ni­us Phi­lip P. Bliss, orig­in­al­ly in Wel­come Tid­ings, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc). Vil­ni­us is an adap­ta­tion found in Heart and Voice, ed­it­ed by Will­iam F. Sher­win (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1881), page 86.

Philip P. Bliss (1838–1876)


Jesus, Sav­ior, to Thy side,
From th’av­eng­er I would flee;
Let me safe­ly there abide,
Let Thy grace my re­fuge be.


Rock of Ag­es, cleft for me,
Let me hide my­self in Thee;
Rock of Ag­es, cleft for me,
Let me hide my­self in Thee.

Whersoe’er my tent is spread,
There will I Thy name make known;
Israel by one shep­herd led,
Evermore in Him are one.


To Thy lov­ing side, each hour,
Close and clos­er would I cling;
Shielded by Thy migh­ty pow­er,
Trustful may I ev­er sing.