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Safe in the Shepherd's Care

Though beneath the drifting snow

Author: Eliza Edmunds Hewitt (1904)
Tune: [Though beneath the drifting snow]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Though beneath the drifting snow,
Summer flow’rs have been laid low,
I am safe in the tender Shepherd’s care;
Tho’ the sunbeams hide away,
On the dark and cloudy day,
I am safe in the tender Shepherd’s care.

Safe, in the tender Shepherd’s care,
Safe on His bosom He will bear
Those who trust His mighty love,
Bear them to the land above,
Safe in the Shepherd’s tender care.

2. In green pastures I’ll be fed,
By the quiet waters led,
I am safe in the tender Shepherd’s care;
He will guide me to the fold,
Sheltered from the wintry cold,
I am safe in the tender Shepherd’s care. [Refrain]

3. Through the valley dark and deep,
He will comfort, He will keep,
I am safe in the tender Shepherd’s care;
Happy in His saving grace,
Till I see His blessèd face,
I am safe in the tender Shepherd’s care. [Refrain]

Author: Eliza Edmunds Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though beneath the drifting snow
Title: Safe in the Shepherd's Care
Author: Eliza Edmunds Hewitt (1904)
Source: Gems No. 2, by Leander L. Pickett and O. B. Culpepper (Louisville, Kentucky: The Pickett Publishing Company), 1904
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Safe, in the tender Shepherd's care
Copyright: Public Domain


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