Flee, as a bird, to your mountain

Flee, as a bird, to your mountain

Author: Mary Dana Shindler
Tune: FLEE AS A BIRD
Published in 76 hymnals

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1. Flee as a bird to your mountain,
thou who art weary of sin;
Go to the clear flowing fountain
where you may wash and be clean.
Haste, then, th’Avenger is near thee;
call, and the Savior will hear thee;
He on His bosom will bear thee;
O thou who art weary of sin,
O thou who art weary of sin.

2. He will protect thee forever,
wipe every falling tear;
He will forsake thee, O never,
sheltered so tenderly there.
Haste, then, the hours are flying,
spend not the moments in sighing,
Cease from your sorrow and crying:
The Savior will wipe every tear,
The Savior will wipe every tear.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1546

Author: Mary Dana Shindler

Shindler, Mary Stanley Bunce, née Palmer, better known as Mrs. Dana, was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, Feb. 15, 1810. In 1835 she was married to Charles E. Dana, of New York, and removed with him to Bloomington, now Muscatine, Iowa, in 1838. Mr. Dana died in 1839, and Mrs. Dana returned to South Carolina. Subsequently she was married to the Rev. Robert D. Shindler, who was Professor in Shelby College, Kentucky, in 1851, and afterwards in Texas. Mrs. Shindler, originally a Presbyterian, was for some time an Unitarian; but of late years she has been a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. As Mary S. B. Dana she published the Southern Harp, 1840, and the Northern Harp, 1841. From these works her hymns have been taken, 8 of which are… Go to person page >

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