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)


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.


Ottawa, ON, Canada

I enjoy this song so much! When we go out of that happy meeting place, we have the image of our Master on our face! Praise the Lord! With Him we never need to worry, we just need to enjoy Him and trust on Him. Thank You Lord that we can bear Your image on our face! What a mercy for us to have Your image on our face! We love you Lord! You are the sweetest of all. Praise the Lord!

Boaz Leong


"In the secret of His presence how my soul delights to hide...Earthly cares can never vex me, neither trials lay me low; for when Satan comes to tempt me, to the SECRET PLACE I go."

Ben Carbrey

Buffalo, NY, United States

This is one of my favorite songs that speaks of the sweetness of fellowship with the Lord. Praise the Lord!