Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
  Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
  Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!
  Leaning, leaning,
Safe and secure from all alarms;
  Leaning, leaning,
  Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.
O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
  Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!
O how bright the path grows from day to day,
  Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!
What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
  Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!
I have peace complete with my Lord so near,
  Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!
Frank Pytel

Chicago, Illinois, United States

While this hymn emphasizes leaning on the divine arms of Christ, there was also a loving seeker who “leaned upon Jesus’ bosom” (John 13:23). Our experience of leaning upon our Beloved Christ, on some days emphasize His hands of security, yet on other days, His shoulders of strength, or His bosom of love and comfort. We lean upon His lovely Person as the only One who is dependable, in whom all the fullness dwells. “Leaning on her Beloved” – S. of S. 8:5.


Calgary, AB, Canada

The eternal God is your refuge,

And underneath are the everlasting arms.

He thrusts out your enemies before you;

It is he who cries, ‘Destroy them! ’

Deuteronomy 33:27

What a beautiful verse. Thank you for th commenter below me for sharing.

Carol O.

Wake Forest, NC, United States

Reading “Be Anxious for Nothing” by Joyce Meyer and she spoke of this beloved hymn in her book. “What have I to dread, what have I to fear leaning on the Everlasting Arms! ”

Amos Kimani

Naivasha, Nakuru, Kenya

What have I to dread, what have I to fear. What blessed assurance, true to the word when we are leaning on Him we have nothing to fear. This because nothing can happen against His will. I will lean on Him forever.

Amos Kimani

Naivasha, Nakuru, Kenya

Oh Lord help lean on the everlasting arms.

Gary Stamper

Hamilton, Ohio, United States

Blessed morning when this wonderful hymn breaks out while reading Issiah 44.

Gbenga Akomolafe

Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia

Oh Glory to Jesus. The Lord impressed this song on my heart in a revelation this morning. I started searching for it until I got to this website. Thank you for making it available and being a blessing to me. God bless you richly.

Ayiko Samuel

Arua, Westnile, Uganda

This lyrics just runs in my mind both day and night thank God that I have finally got it here.

Cheryl Brown

Florence, NJ, United States

This song was on my heart this morning. I am glad to have found the lyrics and the music.


Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria

I woke up this morning with this song in my heart. "Leaning on His everlasting arms"

Oh Lord Jesus I and my entire house lean on you for Divine help and security.

May it be real in my life in Jesus name. Amen.