The Beauty of Boundaries Day 13 – Song for Our Saturday: “Under His Wings”
When we think of boundaries and our protection, is there a safer place than under the wings of Jesus? This beautiful old hymn perfectly portrays the way we may feel tucked tightly under the shelter of His love and protection.
- Under His wings I am safely abiding;
Though the night deepens and tempests are wild,
Still I can trust Him—I know He will keep me;
He has redeemed me and I am His child.
Under His wings, under His wings,
Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings my soul shall abide,
Safely abide forever.
- Under His wings, what a refuge in sorrow!
How the heart yearningly turns to His rest!
Often when earth has no balm for my healing,
There I find comfort, and there I am blessed.
- Under His wings, oh, what precious enjoyment!
There will I hide till life’s trials are o’er;
Sheltered, protected, no evil can harm me,
Resting in Jesus, I’m safe evermore.
-William Cushing, 1896