Beneath His Sheltering Wings

I've found a blessèd hiding place

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [I've found a blessèd hiding place]
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1. I’ve found a blessèd hiding place,
A happy refuge know,
When dark and heavy clouds replace
The morning’s golden glow.

In the blessèd, blessèd hiding place,
My soul for gladness sings;
I’m covered by my Savior’s love,
Beneath the sheltering wings.

2. As little birds within the nest
Are gathered safe and warm;
So, close against my Savior’s breast,
I’m hiding from the storm. [Refrain]

3. More tender than a mother’s love,
The love that shields me here;
His eyes still keeping watch above,
His voice dispelling fear. [Refrain]

4. Not for a moment would I leave
This blessèd hiding place;
Thy promise, Savior, I believe,
O keep me, by Thy grace. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #470

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I've found a blessèd hiding place
Title: Beneath His Sheltering Wings
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Source: Gospel Praises, No. 2, by William Kirkpatrick & Henry L. Gilmour (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1900)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In the blessed, blessed hiding place
Copyright: Public Domain


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