Hymns (8)

When I was first married, my husband and I moved to a different state. A few months later my grandmother died. All of these changes caused me to be sad and depressed. I just wanted to find a safe place and rest.
That may be how William Cushing (1823-1902) felt. His wife died very suddenly, and then he lost his voice. William was a pastor, so when this happened, he had to quit preaching. He prayed to God for help. Soon William started writing hymns. One of his most famous hymns is “Under His Wings.” This song talks about how we can be safe when we trust God to take care of us. “Under His wings, my soul shall abide, safely abide forever.”
Psalm 57 talks about facing times of danger and persecution. But the writer praises God and remembers His great love. Take time today to thank God for His help and to praise Him for being such a great God!