Under his wings I am safely abiding
Under his wings I am safely abiding. William Orcutt Cushing* (1823-1902).
This is a late hymn by Cushing, written in 1896, and published in editions after that date of Ira D. Sankey*’s Sacred Songs and Solos, where it is designated as ‘Solo or Duet’. It is preceded by a quotation from Psalm 17: 8: ‘Hide me under the shadow of Thy wings’. It had three stanzas abd a chorus:
Under his wings I am safely abiding;Tho’ the night deepens and tempests are wild,Still I can trust Him - I know he will keep me;He has redeem’d me, and I am His child.,
Under His wings, under His wings,Who from His love can sever?Under His wings my soul shall abide,Safely abide for ever.
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