Sunday, November 19, 2006

He Hideth My Soul

One of my favorite hymns is He Hideth My Soul. The words were written by the beloved, blind hymnwriter Fanny Crosby. Click on the song title to hear a wonderful piano rendition of this powerful song. (Depending on what software you have on your computer, you may or may not be able to hear the melody.)

Here are the lyrics:

A wonderful Saviour is Jesus my Lord,
A wonderful Saviour to me;
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,
Where rivers of pleasure I see.


He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock
That shadows a dry, thirsty land;
He hideth my life in the depths of His love,
And covers me there with His hand,
And covers me there with His hand.

A wonderful Saviour is Jesus my Lord
He taketh my burden away;
He holdeth me up and I shall not be moved,
He giveth me strength as my day.

With numberless blessings each moment He crowns,
And, filled with His fullness divine,
I sing in my rapture, "O glory to God
For such a Redeemer as mine!"

When clothed in His brightness transported I rise
To meet Him in clouds of the sky,
His perfect salvation, His wonderful love,
I'll shout with the millions on high.

Fanny J. Crosby 1820 - 1915


  1. I believe that it was Fanny Crosby who, upon being asked if she regretted being blind, responded with something like she had no regrets, because the first face she ever wanted to see was her Lord's!

  2. Just beautiful David!!
    Really nice piano playing.

    I think that I will go back to the site and listen a little bit more.
    It looks like there are more hymns there!

    Anonymous...What a lovely story!!

    I will be back to check the Barnabas Blog David but I really want to hear more of that good music.
    I tried to play it while I was writing this but maybe seeing as I got it directly from your site, it wouldn't work.
    I will try putting it into my favorites and see if THAT works!!...From Terry