Under His Wings

Words by the Rev. W. O. Cushing Music by Ira D. Sankey

"Under His wings I am safely abiding;
Though the night deepens and tempests are wild.”




As Mr. Moody used to approach the seminary building at Northfield, Massachusetts, to conduct the morning worship, the young ladies there would join in the singing of this hymn as he entered the room. It was one of their popular hymns, as it was also of the Estey Quartet made up of the leading singers of the seminary.

The music of this hymn was among my later compositions.

A young man in a hospital in Western Massachusetts was once visited by a minister, and after he had prayed, the invalid asked him to sing his favorite song, ”Under His Wings, ”saying that it had been the means of his conversion. The hymn was sung, and in a short time the listener had passed away to the shelter under his Master's wings.