He will hide thee under his wings

He will not always drive the cloud away

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [He will not always drive the cloud away]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 He will not always drive the cloud away,
But thro’ the gloom He’ll send a golden ray;
He will not always dry the falling tear,
But to the heart He’ll whisper words of cheer.

Refrain:
He will hide thee under His wings,
He will hide thee under His wings;
O the God of love is the King above,
He will hide thee under His wings.

2 He will not always smooth the stony place,
But with the thorn He’ll give sufficient grace;
He may not spare the rose from wintry blight,
But He will bring again the springtime bright. [Refrain]

3 He may not grant us ev’ry fond desire;
He better knows the blessings we require;
But let us not e’er murmur or complain,
For faith shall find a more exceeding gain. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Faith and Hope Number 2 #133

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He will not always drive the cloud away
Title: He will hide thee under his wings
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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Gospel Songs No. 2 #d39
Songs of Faith and Hope Number 2 #133TextAudioPage Scan
Songs of Praise and Power #d86
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