Under His Wings

In God I have found a retreat

Author: James L. Nicholson
Tune: [In God I have found a retreat]
Published in 39 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In God I have found a retreat,
Where I can securely abide;
No refuge, no rest so complete,
And here I intend to reside.

Oh, what comfort it brings,
My soul sweetly sings,
I am safe from all danger,
While under His wings.

2 I dread not the terror by night,
No arrow can harm me by day;
His shadow has covered me quite,
My fears He has driven away. [Refrain]

3 The pestilence walking about,
When darkness has settled abroad,
Can never compel me to doubt
The presence and power of our Lord. [Refrain]

4 The wasting destruction at noon,
No fearful foreboding can bring;
With Jesus, my soul doth commune,
His perfect salvation I sing. [Refrain]

5 A thousand may fall at my side,
Ten thousand at my right hand;
Above me His wings are spread wide,
Beneath them in safety I stand. [Refrain]

Source: The Crowning Day : For use in Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #43

Author: James L. Nicholson

Nicholson, James, an American Methodist minister, is the author of (1) "Dear [Lord] Jesus I long to be perfectly whole" (Holiness desired); and (2) "There's a beautiful land on high " (Heaven), both of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In God I have found a retreat
Title: Under His Wings
Author: James L. Nicholson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, what comfort it brings
Copyright: Public Domain



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