Under Thy wings, my God, I rest

Beneath thy wing, O God, I rest

Author: Anna Letitia Waring
Tune: BLACKBURN (Aitken)
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

Under Thy wings, my God, I rest
Under Thy shadow safely lie;
By Thy own strength in peace possessed,
While dreaded evils pass me by.

With strong desire I here can stay
To see Thy love its work complete;
Here I can wait a long delay,
Reposing at my Savior's feet.

My place of lowly service, too,
Beneath Thy sheltering wings I see;
For all the work I have to do
Is done through strengthening rest in Thee.

I would not rise this rest above;
I do not mourn my low estate
Sure of my riches in Thy love,
I feel it good to trust and wait.

In faith and patience is repose;
In faith and rest my strength shall be;
And when thy joy the church o'erflows,
I know that it will visit me.

Hymns and Meditations, 1873

Author: Anna Letitia Waring

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Text Information

First Line: Beneath thy wing, O God, I rest
Title: Under Thy wings, my God, I rest
Author: Anna Letitia Waring
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Under Thy wings, my God, I rest. Anna L. Waring. [Trust in God.] First pub. in her Hymns and Meditations, 1850, No. xv., in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and based upon the words "I will trust in the covert of Thy wings," Ps. lxi. 4. In the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, it is given as, "Beneath Thy wings, O God, I rest."

John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Hymns and Meditations #13

The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d64

The Church Hymnal #82

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #646

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The New Laudes Domini #890

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