Henry Livingston Jr.

(1748-1828)

Hiding Place


Hail sov'reign love that first began,
The scheme to rescue fallen man;
Hail matchless, free, eternal grace,
That gave my soul a Hiding-Place.

Against the God that rules the sky,
I fought with hands uplifted high;
Despis'd the mentions 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 saw that I'd no Hiding-Place.

Indignant Justice stood in view,
To Sina's fiery mount I flew;
But Justice cry'd with frowning face,
This mountain is no Hiding-Place.

Ere long a Heav'nly voice I heard,
And Mercy's angel form appear'd,
She led me on with placid pace,
To Jesus as my Hiding-Place.

Should storms of sevenfold thunder roll,
And shake the globe from pole to pole,
No flaming bolt should daunt my face,
For Jesus is my Hiding-Place.

On him almighty vengeance fell,
That must have sunk the world to hell:
He bore it for the chosen race,
And thus became their Hiding-Place.

A few more rolling suns at most,
Shall land us on fair Canaan's coast,
Where we shall sing the song of grace,
And see our glorious Hiding-Place.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
2 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: justice, angel, song, sky, light, world, god, night, running

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Hiding Place by Henry Livingston Jr. )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. A Visit from St. Nicholas, Clement Clarke Moore
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Poem of the Day

poet Richard Lovelace

Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly.

True, a new mistress now I chase,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Sorry, Sorry, Sorry To Say That, Pijush Biswas
  2. Let Me Stand Here, gajanan mishra
  3. Quack, Quack says the Duck, Kumarmani Mahakul
  4. Another Christmas (without you), Marites C. Cayetano
  5. What Is Life, Kumarmani Mahakul
  6. Open Door, Natalie Nicole Story
  7. Savages, Sally Matthews
  8. The Afterthought, Dankaro Osazee
  9. In a Gallery of Birds, Salvatore Ala
  10. Passenger, Georgina WilksWiffen
[Hata Bildir]