Scripture Verse

In the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me. Psalm 27:5


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Glad Re­frain, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1886), num­ber 24.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane


One morn­ing…at North­field [Mas­sa­chu­setts], the au­di­ence sang Hide Me, O My Sav­ior, Hide Me. But I did not rec­og­nize this hymn as my own prod­uct­ion…

Turn­ing to Mr. San­key, I asked, Where did you get that piece? He paid no at­ten­tion to my ques­tion, for he sup­posed I was mere­ly jok­ing…But it was used again at the af­ter­noon ser­vice, and I was de­ter­mined to know who wrote it.

Mr. San­key, I said, Now you must tell me who is the auth­or of Hide Me, O My Sav­ior.

Real­ly, he re­plied, don’t you re­call who wrote that hymn? You ought to re­mem­ber, for you are the guil­ty one.

Crosby, pp. 624–26


Hide me, O my Savior, hide me
In Thy holy place;
Resting there beneath Thy glory,
O let me see Thy face.


Hide me, hide me,
O blessèd Savior, hide me;
O Savior, keep me,
Safely, O Lord, with Thee.

Hide me, when the storm is raging
O’er life’s troubled sea;
Like a dove on ocean’s billows,
O let me fly to Thee.


Hide me, when my heart is breaking
With its weight of woe;
When in tears I seek the comfort
Thou canst alone bestow.