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!
Kim Seer

General Trias, Cavite, Philippines

"I have complete peace with my Lord so near"

It’s such an assurance that we can experience joy and peace with the Lord near to us. There are moments when we feel burdened and weary, but having the Everlasting Arms to lean on brings joy and peace. Just lean on this Everlasting Arms.

Sara Johnson

Boston, MA, United States

My twin sister is hospitalized in another with a neurodegenerative disease. I just off the phone with her. She and I have sung together all our lives and lived pretty independently. Now she must rely on others and we are very optimistic that she will be able to be discharged to her home within the next 2 weeks. During our phone call, I sang Leaning on the Everlasting Arms to her and then we prayed together. It was a special moment. God bless all of you. Whatever you are going through wherever you are, lean on the everlasting arms and let God embrace with love and give you peace. TGBT. Amen.

Mrs. Dow

Manheim, Pennsylvania, United States

Drawing me so much nearer day by day.

Tina M

Greenfield, In, United States

Praying and worshipping this morning , while I was journaling ( trying to be faithful in journaling ) this song came to mind. As I sang it it like filled the atmosphere around. So much meaning and encouragement from the lyrics of this song. Oh how I the hymns. What treasure there is in them.


Lawrenceville, GA, United States

God is drawing me back in after a season of wandering and straying … been feeling like I’ve been in a cloud of sin lately, but this hymn (listened to a cover by Jess Ray today) has uplifted me and yet humbled me at the same time. I can’t do it alone, Jesus. I need Your sweet embrace. Thank you for sending me this song.


Mbale, Indian Quarters

Am in love with it


Always blessed by this song


Bakersfield, CA, United States

I was reading my devotion this morning from Streams in the desert, and it talked about trusting God. It said, “Trust sees and feels, and leans upon a person, a great, true, living heart of love. ”

And this song came to mind, “what have I to fear, what have I to dread, leaning on the everlasting arms. “

The Lord just touched my heart and surrounded me with his heart of love and everlasting arms. What a wonderful heavenly father we have, nearer than we realize.


I am leaning on JESUS


I have peace complete in my saviour. 🙏