Story Behind – He Hideth My Soul

Story Behind – He Hideth My Soul

He Hideth My Soul – By Composer Fanny 

He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock
That shadows a dry, thirsty land;
He hideth my life with 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,
A wonderful Savior to me;
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,
Where rivers of pleasure I see.


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.

He Hideth My Soul



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.


Behold, there is a place by Me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while My glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with My hand while I pass by.” (Exodus 33:21,22)

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Do you know this hymn? Fanny Crosby wrote this well-known hymn. According to Website (Share Faith) Fanny was ‘blind from six weeks old because of a surgical mishap, her life was different from most, but it was not worse than most. Fanny Crosby (1820-1915) supported herself as a teacher at a blind school, she had dear and close friends around the world, and she wrote and published thousands of beautiful hymns, many that are still sung today. Regarding her plight in life, she wrote the following words:

“It seemed intended by the blessed providence of God that I should be blind all my life, and I thank Him for the dispensation. If perfect earthly sight were offered me tomorrow I would not accept it. I might not have sung hymns to the praise of God if I had been distracted by the beautiful and interesting things about me.”

What Can We Learn From Her Life Testimony?

Often times the one thing we lack, is that one thing that would remind us to appreciate God’s love and His presence, even more. Actually, I understood exactly what Fanny talked about in her words simply because my cleft palate helped me to trust God on all aspects, such as His Faithfulness, Love, Justice, and Mercy. Everything that makes who God is.

You see, we are not amount to anything less or more, simply because we lack one thing or two. The truth is it simply enlightens us that God creates us to ‘see’ what few appreciate, to ‘hear’ God few understand, to ‘touch’ God few ever could. He creates you as you are so you will learn to glorify Him through your life. I hope you will appreciate this hymn much more simply because for some reason, Fanny Cosby’s life touched you the way hers touched mine. Have an awesome weekend, everyone!