Scripture Verse

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


Words: An­nie Win­throw, 1885. The ear­li­est source we have seen for these words is The Gold­en Sheaf, No. 1 (Rom­ney, West Vir­gin­ia: O. W. Schaef­fer, 1885), num­ber 24, where they ap­pear with­out at­tri­bu­tion. Win­throw is cred­it­ed as the au­thor in Morn­ing Stars, by Tul­li­us C. O’Kane (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Cran­ston & Stowe, 1890), num­ber 23.

Music: Kai­bab, O. W. Schaef­fer, 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Schaeffer’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Winthrow, would you ?


Covered with feathers of mercy,
Covered with feathers of love,
Covered from all that might harm me,
Safe till God calls me above.
Under His wings I am trusting,
Under His wings do I hide;
Safe in this beautiful shadow
Let me forever abide.

Here is my refuge and covert,
Under the wings of my God;
Here am I peacefully resting,
Trusting His love and His rod.
Under the wings of His healing,
Under the wings of His might,
Keep me forever, dear Savior,
Sheltered by day and by night.