Scripture Verse

My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places. Isaiah 32:18

Introduction

Words: E. Hanks, in Gos­pel Voic­es, by Da­vid Dortch (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: South West­ern Pub­lish­ing, 1895), num­ber 6.

Music: Da­vid E. Dortch (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Hanks’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
David E. Dortch
(1851–1928)

Lyrics

I have trusted in a Savior that can save me,
I am resting under the shadow of the cross;
When I trusted, oh, the bliss and joy it gave me,
I am resting under the shadow of the cross.

Refrain

Under the shadow of the cross I am resting,
Under the shadow of the cross I am resting,
Under the shadow of the cross I am resting,
And securely Jesus lets me there abide.

There has been within my soul a new creation,
I am resting under the shadow of the cross;
Blessèd thought, to feel the full and free salvation,
I am resting under the shadow of the cross.

Refrain

Oh, I love to tell the sweet and wondrous story,
I am resting under the shadow of the cross;
Of salvation through a Savior rich in glory,
I am resting under the shadow of the cross.

Refrain