Under His wings I am safely abiding

Under His wings I am safely abiding;
  Though the night deepens and tempests are wild,
Still I can trust Him, I know He will keep me;
  He has redeemed me, and I am His child.
  Under His wings, under His wings,
  Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings my soul shall abide,
    Safely abide forever.
Under His wings—what a refuge in sorrow!
  How the heart yearningly turns to His rest!
Often when earth has no balm for my healing,
  There I find comfort, and there I am blest.
Under His wings—oh, what precious enjoyment!
  There will I hide till life’s trials are o’er;
Sheltered, protected, no evil can harm me;
  Resting in Jesus I’m safe evermore.
Helen V

Chesapeake, VA, United States

In MEMORY of Phyllis who went to be with Jesus today... & my friend Kate, her daughter who's heart is hurting tonight... You are "Under his wings.. "


Muskegon, MI, United States

My husband has Parkinson's and halucinations, I sing this to him every night and it is soooo comforting to him. It helps get him thru the night.


Moore, OK, United States

This song came to me today during my devotions. I so wanted to sing it to the Lord but could not pull all the words out of my old mind. Hadn't sung it in so long. Sadly it is not in any of the song books I have. Just needed the words so badly. Thank you for having them on this site.

O how the old songs come back to me as I pray and worship. I am so grateful that they were in my worship life as I grew up.


Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

This is by far the best hymn I have ever heard...Our heavenly Father is truly amazing.

8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

William O. Cushing had been a pastor of several churches in New York and had enjoyed fruitful ministry. Then a paralysis affected his voice so he could no longer preach.

Not yet 50 years old, Cushing wondered how God could possibly use him. But God did. Cushing wrote texts for more than 300 hymns and gospel songs and teamed up with some of the best-known gospel composers of the day.

When he was 73, this prolific hymnwriter was moved by the words of Psalm 17:8, "Hide me in the shadow of your wings," and thought about God's care for him even when everything seemed dark. This song was the result. Though he could not speak with an audible voice, God multiplied his words for generations to come. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton

Rachel V Rao

Irving, TX, United States

When going through a difficult season in my life, cried out to the Living God and asked Him to speak to me in my dream. Amazing, He gave me this song.......!!

The comfort and peace I experience today is so divine!!

Dawn E. Lowenstein

Hatboro, PA, United States

My mother mentioned that she'd like this hymn sung for her memorial service when she passes on! We've sung it in our communion service on Sunday mornings!

Pat White

Houston, Missouri, United States

How may I buy music for these songs?

Under His Wings is one I would like to have.

Hendrietta Nelly Mpele

City Of Ekurhuleni (Joburg), Gauteng, South Africa

This song heals me in times of troubles, when I feel empty and longly, I pray and cry to the Lord to be under His wings.

Frank Pytel

Chicago, Illinois, United States

When singing along with this hymn I thought it strange that our caring God would be likened to have "wings" as a bird! Yet in the O.T. Jehovah is said to care for His people as an eagle (Deut. 32:11-12), and in the N.T. Jesus is likened to a gathering hen (Matt.23:37), and the Holy Spirt to a dove (John 1:32)! Thank God I can be under His wings!