Scripture Verse

Thou hast been a shelter for me. Psalm 61:3


Words: Ma­ry E. Brown, 1903.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


When on the wea­ry heart there gent­ly dawns
The full­ness of His love,
Then with our spi­rits tuned to joy and praise,
We sing, God rules above!


How He loves us, the notes come ring­ing,
From all the faith­ful, His mer­cy sing­ing;
The whole earth to Him is bring­ing
Praises for His love and care.

Safe in the sha­dow of His migh­ty wings,
He hides us day by day;
In that sweet shel­ter we may sweet­ly gain
Courage to tread life’s way.


And when we each shall en­ter death’s dark vale,
Our earth­ly race well run,
He’ll grant us faith and cour­age still to say,
Dear Lord, Thy will be done.