Scripture Verse

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


Words: Ada­lyn Ev­il­siz­er, 1899.

Music: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ev­il­si­zer (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Anthony J. Showalter (1858–1924)


In the arms of Je­sus I sweet­ly rest,
And my soul re­pos­es upon His breast;
As a ten­der mo­ther her child doth hold,
I am shel­tered in Je­sus’ fold.


I am rest­ing in Je­sus’ arms,
And I fear not the world’s alarms;
Tho’ its storms as­sail me on ev­ery side,
In this re­fuge my soul shall hide.

In the arms of Je­sus my cares de­part,
For He shares my sor­row and cheers my heart;
All my hea­vy bur­dens He bears away,
For I take them to Him each day.


In the arms of Je­sus ’twas love di­vine
Made this bless­èd shel­ter of safe­ty mine;
And I ask no sweet­er abid­ing place
Than in Je­sus’, my Lord’s em­brace.


In the arms of Je­sus I’ll sleep in peace
When the cares and tri­als of earth-life cease;
He will bear me up­ward on wings of love,
To those man­sions pre­pared above.