Beneath His wing I sweetly rest

Beneath His wing I sweetly rest

Author: Edwin H. Nevin
Tune: [Beneath His wing I sweetly rest]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beneath His wing I sweetly rest,
While balmy peace reigns in my breast;
I never need a foe to dread,
While His bright wing is o’er me spread.

Beneath His wing, beneath His wing.

2 Amidst all dangers, seen or known,
His guardian wing is o’er me thrown;
It soothes me with its magic power,
And turns to light the darkest hour. [Refrain]

3 This heav’nly wing, so widely spread,
Is over me where’er I tread;
It banishes all gloom and fear
To feel assured His wing is near. [Refrain]

4 When wasting on the bed of death,
I still can sing with dying breath,
For round me I can clearly see
Christ’s wing of love o’er-arching me. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 2 #186

Author: Edwin H. Nevin

Nevin, Edwin Henry, D.D., son of Major David Nevin, was born at Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1814. He graduated in Arts at Jefferson College, 1833; and in Theology at Princeton Seminary, in 1836. He held several pastorates as a Presbyterian Minister from 1836 to 1857; then as a Congregational Minister from 1857 to 1868; and then, after a rest of six years through ill health, as a Minister of the Reformed Church, first at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and then in Philadelphia. Dr. Nevin is the author of several hymns, the more important of which are:— 1. Always with me [us], always with [us] me. Jesus always present. 2. Come up hither, come away. Invitation Heavenward. 3. Happy, Saviour, would I be. Trust. This is given in t… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beneath His wing I sweetly rest
Author: Edwin H. Nevin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Beneath His wing, beneath His wing
Copyright: Public Domain



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