I come, I rest beneath his wing

I come, I rest beneath his wing

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: [I come, I rest beneath]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I come, I rest beneath
The shadow of thy wing;
That I may know
How good it is
There to abide,
How safe its sheltering!
How safe, how safe its sheltering!

2 I lean upon the cross,
When fainting by the way;
It bears my weight,
It holds me up,
It cheers my soul,
It turns my night to day;
It turns, it turns my night to day.

3 I hear the gracious words
He speaketh to my soul;
They whisper rest,
They banish fear,
They say, “be strong!”
They make my spirit whole;
They make, they make my spirit whole.

Source: Gospel Jewels #140

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: I come, I rest beneath his wing
Author: Horatius Bonar
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gospel Jewels #140

Sabbath Songs and Spiritual Hymns #d32

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