1 In the secret of His presence how my soul delights to hide!
Oh, how precious are the lessons which I learn at Jesus’ side!
Earthly cares can never vex me, neither trials lay me low;
For when Satan comes to tempt me, to the secret place I go,
to the secret place I go.
2 When my soul is faint and thirsty, ’neath the shadow of His wing
There is cool and pleasant shelter, and a fresh and crystal spring;
And my Savior rests beside me, as we hold communion sweet:
If I tried, I could not utter what He says when thus we meet,
what He says when thus we meet.
3 Only this I know: I tell Him all my doubts, my griefs and fears;
Oh, how patiently He listens! and my drooping soul He cheers:
Do you think He ne'er reproves me? what a false friend He would be,
If He never, never told me of the sins which He must see,
of the sins which He must see.
4 Would you like to know the sweetness of the secret of the Lord?
Go and hide beneath His shadow: this shall then be your reward;
And whene'er you leave the silence of that happy meeting place,
You must mind and bear the image of the Master in your face,
of the Master in your face.
|First Line:||In the secret of HIs presence how my soul delights to hide!|
|Title:||In the Secret of His Presence|
|Author:||Ellen Lakshmi Goreh|
|Name:||[In the secret of His presence how my soul delights to hide]|
|Composer:||Geo. C. Stebbins|
|Key:||G Major or modal|