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,


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.