Scripture Verse

He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust. Psalm 91:4


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Ra­di­ant Songs, by John Swe­ney et al. (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1891).

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


As the bird flies home to its par­ent nest,
When the hunt­er seeks his prey,
O child of God, to thy Fa­ther haste,
From the tempt­er’s snare away.


Under His wings thy de­fense shall be,
He with His fea­thers shall co­ver thee,
Cover thee, co­ver thee,
He with His fea­thers will co­ver thee.

When the winds are cold, and the days are long,
And thy soul from care would hide,
Fly back, fly back, to thy Fa­ther then,
And be­neath His wings abide.


Oh, the tran­quil joy of that dear re­treat,
Where the Sav­ior bids thee rest,
With stead­fast hope, and a trust­ing faith,
In His love se­cure and blest.


’Tis the Lord thy God that to thee has said,
He will guide thee with His eye;
In all thy need, like the wea­ry dove,
To Thy on­ly re­fuge fly.