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!
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.

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?