Find Me Leaning on Those Everlasting Arms

3635592950_bd7def414d_zSuch riches, such comfort, such joy can be found in the hymns of yesteryear. Those of us who can still remember the old hymns—or have churches that still incorporate hymns into their worship services—have great blessings at our disposal.

When I was feeling in the need of some extra strength not long ago, the Lord brought one of the old hymns to mind. I needed to lean on the everlasting arms of Jesus so I did. I started singing “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”, and oh, the comfort and peace that flooded my soul. I immediately thought that I needed to share it with you all.

So whether you’re reading the lyrics of this song for the first time, or if you know it so well you can sing along, be blessed today, my friends, by leaning on those everlasting arms!

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Leaning, leaning,
safe and secure from all alarms;
leaning, leaning,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
leaning on the everlasting arms;
O how bright the path grows from day to day,
leaning on the everlasting arms.


What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
leaning on the everlasting arms.”


—by Elisha A. Hoffman

“The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”Deuteronomy 32:27a

*What’s one of your favorite old-time hymns? (By the way, if you don’t own a hymnal, I highly recommend getting your hands on one!)

*Flickr photo by Luigi_Alesi, Creative Commons License