There is a safe and secret place
Beneath the wings divine,
Reserved for all the heirs of grace;
O, be that refuge mine!
The least and feeblest there may bide
Uninjured and unawed;
While thousands fall on every side,
He rests secure in God.
The angels watch him on his way,
And aid with friendly arm;
And Satan, roaring for his prey,
May hate, but cannot harm.
He feeds in pastures large and fair
Of love and truth divine:
O child of God, O glory’s heir,
How rich a lot is thine!
A hand almighty to defend,
An ear for every call,
An honoured life, a peaceful end,
And heaven to crown it all!