Scripture Verse

You have been…a shelter from the storm. Isaiah 25:4

Introduction

Words: Cel­ia M. Rey­nolds, in Sac­red and Se­cu­lar Se­lec­tions (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1900), num­ber 35.

Music: Fred De­gen (🔊 pdf nwc). Note: Sac­red and Se­cu­lar Se­lec­tions, and a mi­no­ri­ty of hym­nals, spell De­gen’s giv­en name as Ferd.

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

Lyrics

Flee to the Shel­ter of Safe­ty, O sin­ner!
Jesus is wait­ing for thee;
Darkly the storm clouds of ev­il hang o’er thee,
Flee to the Shel­ter, O flee!

Refrain

Flee to the Shel­ter,
Flee to the Shel­ter,
Flee to the Shel­ter and live.

Flee to the Shel­ter of Safe­ty, O sin­ner!
Shelter of Je­sus’ own love;
Out ’mid the tem­pest of sin and of dan­ger,
Why wilt thou yet long­er rove?

Refrain

Flee to the Shel­ter of Safe­ty, O sin­ner!
Make thine es­cape ev­en now;
Wait not till Sa­tan and sin ov­er­pow’r thee,
Hasten to Je­sus to bow.

Refrain