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!
Akinduro Adefiayo Felix Felix

Warri, Delta, Nigeria

Resting means trusting in God for all the time may we have the opportunity to rest in the hand of God

Adege Amah

Kumba, Cameroon

I was very depressed and grief. Then I sang this hymn and my was renewed and my spirit lifted up.

Dean Helzer

Upland, California, United States

I never once sang this song when I was in the world. Think of it. We're seated in heavenly places in Christ. Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Victor Kimani

Nairobi, Kenya

While doing our family devotions this evening of 16th June 2020 this hymn made a different meaning that in the arms of Jesus we are safe, no other place is sure. There we are safe and secure from all alarms!!

Chukwuemeka Igwe

Fort Wayne, Allen, United States

Walking on my trail during the age of Corona virus, I sing the chorus of this beautiful hymn as a joyful reminder that we have a competent leader in Christ Jesus to handle this horrible pandemic of 2019-2920.

Demetric Dickerson

Decatur, IL, United States

As I awake this morning, Leaning on the everlasting arms. Singing down in my Soul!

Thank you Jesus.

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.