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.

Refrain:
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 >

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #711

Gems of Praise (Choice Collection of Sacred Melodies) #d69

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Praise Book #12

Temperance Glee Book. Enlarged ed. #d19

Gospel Praise Book #d129

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Sacred Songs & Solos: Nos 1. and 2. Combined #279

The Gem of Gems #d73

Triune Hymnal #d81

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Sabbath Bells: for the Sunday-school and for prayer, praise, and gospel meetings #79

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Good Tidings: Nos. 1 & 2 combined #B47a

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Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #54

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Songs of Joy and Gladness #165

The Mission Hymnal #d58

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Band Music #177

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Faith Hymns (New ed.) #151

The Zion Songster for Sabbath School No.2 #d20

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The Zion Songster for Sabbath Schools (Nos. 1 and 2 combined) #Z58

Songs of Victory #d96

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Poems and Hymns of Dawn #120

Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #279

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The People's Hymnal: for use in public and social worship #378

The Jewelled Crown #d60

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

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Waves of Glory #38

The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d253

Free Methodist Hymnal #d283

Christian Hymnal #d215

Coleman's Songs for Men #d52

Choice Hymns: a Collection of Hymns from the Free Methodist Hymnal #d56

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