In the secret of His presence

In the secret of His presence
  How my soul delights to hide!
Oh, how precious are the lessons
  Which I learn at Jesus' side!
Earthly cares can never vex me,
  Neither trials lay me low;
For when Satan comes to tempt me,
  To the secret place I go.
When my soul is faint and thirsty,
  'Neath the shadow of His wing
There is cool and pleasant shelter,
  And a fresh and crystal spring;
And my Savior rests beside me,
  As we hold communion sweet;
If I tried, I could not utter
  What He says when thus we meet.
Only this I know: I tell Him
  All my doubts and griefs and fears;
Oh, how patiently He listens!
  And my drooping soul He cheers;
Do you think He ne'er reproves me?
  What a false friend He would be,
If He never, never told me
  Of the sins which He must see.
Would you like to know that sweetness
  Of the secret of the Lord?
Go and hide beneath His shadow;
  This shall then be your reward;
And whene'er you leave the silence
  Of that happy meeting-place,
By the Spirit bear the image
  Of the Master in your face.
(Repeat the last line of each stanza)
June Banks

Townsville, Nth Queensland, Australia

The most precious hymn Ive ever known. Sung it in my young days how excited to find it again on my email. have written the words in my Bible.

Praise God & A big thank you to who ever.

Donald H. Enns

Winnipeg, Canada

While attending Prairie Bible Institute, and singing in the Radio Choir, this was one of the songs that left a deep impression on my whole being - and still does.

Florli Zweifel Nemeth

Surrey, BC, Canada

Mother used to sing this as a special number in church. I often accompanied her on the piano. It was one of her favourites! It's a favourite of mine too. There is nothing like experiencing the presence of Jesus!

Heather Metcalf

A long time favourite description of our wonderful Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.That song has 'stuck with me'for many years. Awesome love song for an awesome God!!

S Hunt

W Bridgewater, MA, United States

Heard this sweet song as a child and was delighted to find it again. What assurance it gives me as I sing those words again this morning.



LORD, in the secret of YOUR Presence..

in YOUR Presence our Beloved LORD is where we belong..

Salvador Z. Tarun, Jr.

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Such a refreshing song of love to our dear LORD. The simplicity, joy and true blessing of experiencing CHRIST as our SECRET PLACE. This is GRACE. Thank You JESUS!

Pastor Phil Hunt

Hallstead, Pennsylvania, United States

Oh to abide in Christ! This hymn expresses the longing of my heart and the deep refreshing secret place all believers must seek to flee unto! What a fitting and lovely tune to go with it!

Jenny Wu

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

What a sweet song! I could not stop but singing it daily for weeks. Just love it!

Patricia Collier

My Father sang this song solo in a church in Burma when he was in the WWll. I just found out by reading letters he wrote to my Mother. I didn't know my Father sang before, I am so pleased to know he was in church and took an active part in it. I love you Dad.