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!
Gideon Thuranira

Nairobi, Kenya

I really need those arms to lift me from my current backsliding. O how I need Him!

Ralph Udeh

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Indeed, “underneath are His everlasting arms”. Deut 33:27 really resonates with this powerful hymn. Thank You ABBA Father.


Orangburg, South Carolina, United States

Woke up this morning with this song in my head. Leaning on the everlasting arms! I believe God is encouraging me to trust in Him even the more because in Him there is NO alarms; everything will be alright when He’s in control. And you put your life in His hands! Praise You Jesus.

Wendy Quenneville

Altoona, FL, United States

According to The United Methodist Hymnal copyright date 1989, The 3rd verse should read:

"What have I to dread, what have I to fear, leaning on the everlasting arms.

I have blessed peace with my Lord so near, leaning on the everlasting arms."

Gideon Asha

Arepo, Ogun, Nigeria

Learnt and sang it for the first time in a group retreat yesterday. It was a tremendous blessing to me. Indeed, I'm safe and secured from all alarms! Hallelujah!

Osho Abosede

Lagos, Nigeria

My mum died 20 years ago in November 1st, 2018 and in remberance and celebration of my mum's struggles and sacrifices, I am inspired to write a book on A RESTING Christian. I have been a struggling Christian trying to sort things out on my own. I gradually moved to striving and thought that was all that it is to it. But just recently I discovered that I can actually enjoy a greater relationship with God by being still and allowing Him take over. I desire to be a Resting Christian. This song really would be the special song for my book. Thank You Jesus. Love You.

Freda Rogers

Ola, AR, United States

What a joyful message to have! Truly, what have I to fear?


Nassau, Bahamas

Am giving God thanks for his Holy Spirit that give me peace when all around me to be falling apart. It's not easy to see your child going through sickness that you don't know where it comes from but my hope is in Jesus Christ, like the three Hebrew men am standing on what I believe, that one day God will deliver my child. This song just drop in my spirit to God be all the glory.


Palmbay, FL, United States

Praise the Lord and Savior and forget not His love. I am blessed with every words of this song. Thank God I am free, what about you? Thank You Lord.

Love you brother and sister in Christ.

Ghane Zungu

Bracknell, Berks, United Kingdom

Woke up here this morning with the words of the 1st stanza ringing in my head — God confirming the real sweet fellowship which I had yesterday with fellow my fellow country men — powerful message and the sweet Spirit that was felt among the brethren.