471. What a Covenant

1 What a *covenant, what a joy divine,
leaning on the everlasting arms.
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

Refrain:
Leaning, leaning,
safe and secure from all alarms;
leaning, leaning,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

2 Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
leaning on the everlasting arms.
Oh, how bright the path grows from day to day,
leaning on the everlasting arms. [Refrain]

3 What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
leaning on the everlasting arms. [Refrain]

* or fellowship

Text Information
First Line: What a covenant, what a joy divine
Title: What a Covenant
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman (1887, alt.)
Refrain First Line: Leaning, leaning
Meter: 5.5.9.D. with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture:
Topic: Fears; Peace: Inner
Tune Information
Name: LEANING
Composer: Anthony J. Showalter (1887)
Meter: 5.5.9.D. with refrain
Key: A Major



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