1 There is a safe and secret place,
Beneath the wings Divine,
Reserved for all the heirs of grace;
O be that refuge mine!
2 The least and feeblest there may bide,
Uninjured and unawed;
While thousands fall on every side
He rests secure in God.
3 He feeds in pastures, large and fair,
Of love and truth Divine;
O child of God, O glory's heir,
How rich a lot is thine.
4 A hand almighty to defend,
An ear for every call,
An honored life, a peaceful end,
And heaven to crown it all!
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
“The least, the feeblest there may hide Uninjured and unawed;" to "The least, the feeblest there may bide Uninjured and unawed."The change of thought from hiding in terror, to abiding in calm repose is a decided poetic improvement; and is certainly more in accord with the Psalmist's declaration "Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday" (vers. 5, 6), than the original reading. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #218||There Is a Safe and Secret Place||There is a safe and secret place||NEW BRITAIN||H. F. Lyte, 1793-1847||C M||1996||Church Militant | ; Epiphany 5 ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #6780||There Is a Safe and Secret Place||There is a safe and secret place||GREEN HILL (Peace)||Henry F. Lyte||CM|