Sunday, August 17, 2014

HYMN: Under His Wings

I have started going through various hymns for some of my quiet times with the Lord. I know, in these days, hymns are considered old-fashioned and outdated by some; but, if you take a closer look at them, you will see how full and rich they are of words that comfort, encourage, strengthen, worship, praise, and bless the soul.

Any hymnal and Bible version can be used, but for my own research and study, I am using the following:

If you would like to know which hymns I am studying, I am hoping to post a new one each Sunday. Today's hymn is Under His Wings, written by William Orcutt Cushing. Af­ter William's wife died in 1870, he re­tired from the mi­nis­try and be­gan writ­ing hymns. Under His Wings is one of the 300 he wrote. It coincides with these three verses (I'm sure there are more, but these are the three that stand out to me the most.):

Psalm 91:4 - He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. (NKJV)

Psalm 17:8 - Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,

Psalm 46:1 - God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

Words byWilliam O. Cushing
Music by Ira D. Sankey
Under His wings I am safely abiding,
Though the night deepens and tempests are wild,
Still I can trust Him; I know He will keep me,
He has redeemed 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 forever.
Under His wings, what a refuge in sorrow!
How the heart yearningly turns to His rest!
Often when earth has no balm for my healing,
There I find comfort, and there I am blessed.
Under His wings, oh, what precious enjoyment!
There will I hide till life’s trials are o’er;
Sheltered, protected, no evil can harm me,
Resting in Jesus, I’m safe evermore.
Be encouraged today, knowing that in your fear, worry or distress, you can run under the Lord's wings for refuge and strength. 

1 comment:

  1. This was very encouraging. What a beautiful hymn. It amazes me the great hymn writers through the years of what they faced...and through it a beautiful song comes forth.


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