Scripture Verse

Under His wings shalt thou trust…Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.@Psalm 91:4–7

Introduction

Words: James Ni­chol­son, in Hymns of Con­se­cra­tion and Faith, ed­it­ed by James Moun­tain, num­ber 137. Note: This hym­nal (lyr­ics on­ly) was print­ed in a com­bined vol­ume with The Children's Hym­nal and Chris­tian Year, by Chris­tian H. Bat­eman (Lon­don: John Hodg­es, 1872). Click here for an­o­ther ar­range­ment.

Music: Asa Hull, Gar­lands of Praise ( Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Asa Hull, 1876), num­ber 62 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Asa Hull
(1828–1907)

Lyrics

In God I have found a retreat
Where I can securely abide;
No refuge, nor rest so complete,
And here I intend to abide.

Refrain

Oh, what comfort it brings,
As my soul sweetly sings;
I am safe from all danger
While under His wings.

I dread not the terror by night;
No arrow can harm me by day;
His shadow has covered me quite;
My fears He has driven away.

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The pestilence walking about,
When darkness has settled abroad,
Can never compel me to doubt
The presence and power of God.

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The wasting destruction at noon,
No fearful foreboding can bring;
With Jesus, my soul doth commune,
His perfect salvation I sing.

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A thousand may fall at my side,
And ten thousand at my right hand;
Above me His wings are spread wide,
Beneath them in safety I stand.

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