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Unter seinem Fittig

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1 Wehrlos und verlassen sehnt sich
Oft mein Herz nach stiller Ruh’;
Doch Du deckest mit dem Fittich
Deiner Liebe sanft mich zu.

Unter Deinem sanften Fittich
Find ich Frieden, Trost und Ruh,
Denn Du schirmest mich so freundlich
Schützest mich und deckst mich zu.

2 Drückt mich Kummer, Müh’ und Sorgen,
Meine Zuflucht bist nur Du,
Rettest mich aus allen Ängsten,
Tröstest mich und deckst mich zu. [Refrain]

3 Sicher bin ich und geborgen,
Denn bei Dir ist süße Ruh’;
Mag es auch im Leben stürmen,
Herr, Dein Fittich deckt mich zu. [Refrain]

4 Kommt dann meine letzte Stunde,
Geh’ ich ein zur ew’gen Ruh’;
Und Du deckst mit Deinen Flügeln
Ewiglich Dein Kindlein zu. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13563

Author: Mary D. James

Mary Dagworthy Yard James USA 1810-1883. Born at Trenton, NJ, she began teaching Sunday school at age 13 in the Methodist Episcopal Church. She married Henry B James, and they had four children: Joseph, Mary, Ann, and Charles.. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement of the early 1800s, assisting Phoebe Palmer (also a hymnist) and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, NJ, and elsewhere. She wrote articles that 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”. She wrote a biography of Edmund J Yard entitled, “The soul winner” (1883). She… Go to person page >

Translator: Carl Röhl

(no biographical information available about Carl Röhl.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wehrlos und verlassen sehnt sich
Title: Unter seinem Fittig
English Title: In the rifted rock I'm resting
Author: Mary D. James
Translator: Carl Röhl
Language: German
Refrain First Line: Unter deinem sanften Fittig
Copyright: Public Domain


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