Safely sheltered

Storms of life may beat around me

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Storms of life may beat around me]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Storms of life may beat around me,
Hidden dangers may surround me,
But no evil shall confound me
In the everlasting arms.

Refrain:
Safely sheltered in the Rock of Ages,
Tho’ the tempest round about me rages;
Shielded from all fear and harm
In the everlasting arms.

2 In the riven Rock I’m hiding,
In the Lord of hosts confiding;
Safely He my soul is guiding
By His everlasting arms. [Refrain]

3 How can I be sad and weary,
Or my days be dark and dreary,
Flooded by His sunlight cheery,
In His everlasting arms. [Refrain]

4 Voices of the world are calling,
Dangers may be fierce, appalling,
But I shall be kept from falling
By His everlasting arms. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Full Salvation #12

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Storms of life may beat around me
Title: Safely sheltered
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Copyright: Public Domain

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