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My Hiding Place

Verse 1
Against the God who rules the sky
I fought with hand uplifted high
Despised the mention of His grace
Too proud to seek a hiding place
Enwrapped in thick Egyptian night
And fond of darkness more than light
Madly I ran the sinful race
Secure without a hiding place.

Verse 2
But thus th’ 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 Sinai’s fiery mount I flew
But Justice cried with frowning face
“This mountain is no hiding place!"

Verse 3
Ere long a heavenly voice I heard
And Mercy’s angel form appeared
Who led me on with gentle pace
To Jesus Christ, my hiding place
On Him Almighty vengeance fell
That must have sunk a world to hell
He bore it for a chosen race
And thus became their hiding place

You are my hiding place
You are salvation
You are my hiding place
You are deliverance

Verse 4
Should storms of sevenfold vengeance roll
And shake this earth from pole to pole
No flaming bolt could daunt my face
For Jesus is my hiding place
A few more rolling suns at most
Shall land me safe on Heaven’s coast
There I shall sing the song of grace
To Jesus Christ, my hiding place!