Skip to comments.The Hiding Place by Jehoida Brewer
Posted on 01/01/2019 7:21:19 PM PST by Faith Presses On
The Hiding Place Hail, sovereign love, which first began The scheme to rescue fallen man! Hail, matchless, free, eternal grace, That gave my soul a Hiding Place!
Against the God who built the sky I fought with hands uplifted high, Despised the mention of His grace, Too proud to seek a Hiding Place.
Enwrapt in thick Egyptian night, And fond of darkness more than light, Madly I ran the sinful race, Secure without a Hiding Place.
But thus the eternal counsel ran: "Almighty love, arrest that man!" I felt the arrows of distress, And found I had no hiding place.
Indignant justice stood in view. To Sinais fiery mount I flew; But justice cried, with frowning face: "This mountain is no hiding place".
Ere long a heavenly voice I heard, And Mercys angel soon appeared; He led me with a placid pace To Jesus, as a Hiding Place.
On Him almighty vengeance fell, Which must have sunk a world to hell. He bore it for a sinful race, And thus became their Hiding Place.
Should sevenfold storms of thunder roll, And shake this globe from pole to pole, No thunderbolt shall daunt my face, For Jesus is my Hiding Place.
A few more setting suns at most, Shall land me on fair Canaans coast, Where I shall sing the song of grace, And see my glorious Hiding Place.
Could you please correct this title for me so that it reads, “The Hiding Place by Jehoida Brewer”? Thank you in advance and a blessed new year to you.
The hymn had been transcribed by him as a testimony to his faith two days before his execution, apparently from memory, on to a piece of paper which was found in his pocket afterwards, without any information as to its original author. Major Andre was executed on 2nd October, 1780, exactly four years after this hymn was published in the "Gospel Magazine" (October, 1776) under a pseudonym "Sylvestris" used by the author, Jehoida Brewer.
Andre was Benedict Arnold's case officer and he nearly escaped behind British lines with the information Arnold had given him on the fort at West Point, NY. Had Andre made it to British territory, the classified information he obtained from Arnold might have enabled the British to win the war.
Hiding in Thee--William O. Cushing and Ira Sankey, 1877
O safe to the Rock that is higher than I,
My soul in its conflicts and sorrows would fly;
So sinful, so weary, Thine, Thine, would I be;
Thou blest Rock of Ages, Im hiding in Thee.
Hiding in Thee, hiding in Thee,
Thou blest Rock of Ages,
Im hiding in Thee.
Thank you for posting, I love it.
It’s interesting history. I just read more about it. Thank you for sharing.
I’ve never heard of that hymn. I’ll have to look that up. Thanks again.
Thank you for the link. I haven’t yet watched the video but will try to soon.
You’re welcome. I love it, too.
In 1871, Sankey barely escaped the Chicago Fire by rowing a boat out into Lake Michigan. The bulk of his hymn-writing came afterwards.
Done, title fixed.
My apologies for taking so long.
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