Hymn & History
Exodus 33:22

”He Hideth My Soul”

By Frances Jane Crosby, 1890


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"He Hideth My Soul" Hymn

Purpose of

Hymnal Journaling

Many of the great hymns of the church express the purpose of the CBJ mission – have a walk that is ”Nearer My God To Thee”.

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"He Hideth My Soul" Hymn
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Hymn Lyrics


A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord,
a wonderful Savior to me;
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,
where rivers of pleasure I see.

He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock
that shadows a dry thirsty land;
He hideth my life in the depths of His love
and covers me there with His hand,
and covers me there with His hand.

A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord,
He taketh my burden away;
He holdeth me up, and I shall not be moved;
He giveth me strength as my day.


With numberless blessings
each moment He crowns,
and filled with His fullness divine,
I sing in my rapture, oh, glory to God
for such a Redeemer as mine!


When clothed in His brightness, transported I rise
to meet Him in clouds of the sky,
His perfect salvation, His wonderful love
I’ll shout with the millions on high.

The Author of the Hymn


Born March 24, 1820 in Brewster, New York
Died February 12, 1915 (age 94) in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Fanny Crosby, was an American mission worker, poet, lyricist, composer & one of the most prolific hymnists in history, writing more than 8,000 hymns & gospel songs, with more than 100 million copies printed.

She became blind at the age of six weeks from maltreatment of her eyes during a spell of sickness. At age fifteen she entered the New York Institution for the Blind, & received a good education. 

History of Hymn


This is one of Fanny Crosby’s joyful gospel songs with many allusions to Scripture. It has been blessing “the saints “since it was first published in 1890 and became one of her personal favourites of the thousands of songs she wrote. 

The scripture verse that inspired this song is from Exodus. Seeking to know God was with the Israelites in the wilderness, Moses asked the Lord to show him His presence. God acquiesced to Moses’ request and assured him, “I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with My hand”.  We who are Christians are hidden in the cleft of the Rock.

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