Scripture Verse

He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust. Psalm 91:4

Introduction

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Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1856–1922)

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., 1900.

Music: Tali Es­en Mor­gan (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mor­gan (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Oat­man,

Lyrics

A won­derf­ul pro­mise God’s given,
What joy to the Chris­tian it brings;
That all who are striv­ing for Hea­ven
Find re­fuge un­der His wings.

Refrain

Under His wings abid­ing,
Under His wings I’m hid­ing;
He with His mer­cy co­vers my soul,
I’m hid­ing un­der His wings.

How oft­en in dark nights of sor­row
My spir­it to Him looks and sings,
Because I find hope for the mor­row,
While rest­ing un­der His wings.

Refrain

And when I have need of re­fresh­ing,
He leads me to life-giv­ing springs;
And there I re­ceive a great bless­ing,
While shield­ed un­der His wings.

Refrain

When, like all the ran­somed im­mor­tals,
My soul to that ci­ty He brings,
I’ll find that those glo­ri­ous por­tals
Are en­tered un­der His wings.

Refrain