The cover of his wings

Under his wings I am hiding

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [Under his wings I am hiding]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Under his wings I am hiding,
Till all the storms be o’erpast;
Safe ‘neath his shadow abiding,
While life’s cold winter shall last.

Under his wings, under his wings,
Safely I’m hiding under his wings;
Hiding, Hiding, under his wings.

2 Calm in this covert reposing,
Here I am finding sweet rest;—
While his strong arms are inclosing,
What can my spirit molest? [Refrain]

3 Myriads of foes are surrounding,
Striving my peace to destroy;
Heavenly comforts abounding,
Fill all my being with joy! [Refrain]

4 What though I hear the commotion
Fearfully rage? While I cling
Close to his breast, in devotion,
Joyously still I can sing! [Refrain]

5 Jesus, dear Saviour, my “Tower,”
Safely in thee do I hide,
Shielded from Satan’s dread power,
Blest will I ever abide. [Refrain]

Source: The Ark of Praise #96

Author: Mary D. James

Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey. Died: October 4, 1883, New York City. Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey. When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her appeared in the Guide to Holiness, the New York Christian Advocate, The Contributor, The Christian Witness, The Christian Woman, The Christian Standard, and the Ocean Grove Record. Her works include: The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >

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First Line: Under his wings I am hiding
Title: The cover of his wings
Author: Mary D. James



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