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, His presence, and 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.

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, and to ‘touch’ God few ever could. Therefore, He creates you as you are so you will learn to glorify Him through your life.

Meanwhile, 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!

Pray God Wants You!

Pray, Will You Come On Board?

Please pray because the challenge to pray for California is ever so great today. The years of long standing drought bring devastation to our state this season. Please take this message seriously. Why? Let me share with you please.


Yesterday, after Church, while my husband and I, with our son went for a drive to relax and rest our mind, we ended up taking an hour drive around the Millerton Lake, CA. What we saw while driving around was devastating. The long-standing drought was literally drying up the Lake. In my mind, I heard myself saying: ‘We need to do something.’ As we arrived home, I felt the Lord calling me to send out this challenge on Facebook. And I did. This was what I wrote.

Today after Church we went on a drive around the Millerton Lake and saw first hand  the devastation caused by this long standing drought in California. Please pray to end this drought because we desperately need the rain. Let’s come together to call on our Father in Heaven to grant what we need, the rain.

Not only that, the long running drought dried up all the greens and as a result, wildfires flared up in various parts of California that Governor Jerry Brown declared State of Emergency for California, this week. Please keep praying until God answers and brings the water we need. Thank you.

California needs our attention and our prayers.

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This morning, I woke up with a morning of dark clouds and light rain. It was like “God  affirms a break through is on the way”. At the same time, I felt in my inner being that God was saying: ‘Get ready for a cold winter’. Do you believe that the long-standing drought is coming to an end? We still need to keep seeking & praying for God to bring the water we need to California.

In the afternoon, we (my husband and I) had a unique opportunity to watch a movie together. We picked the latest #1 movie in United States, War Room. We were not sure we could make it for this movie on time. However, thank God we made it a little late but not missing much. The truth is, I have had never cried entirely through a movie before. In fact, this would be my first. Without a doubt, this is a must watch.

It’s Time To Take This Seriously!

Have you ever felt God’s Call, a clear assignment He gave to you? A Call that is to become one of His mighty warriors in prayers to fight mighty battles in the Heavenly?  Declares victory over the battle in the heavenly first before it manifests here on earth. God is looking for His mighty warriors who will faithfully fight His battles in prayers in the War Room. Are you one of them?

God wants you to come on board, take on this challenge and be His mighty warriors!  If you hear from God and believe God is calling you for this special assignment, stop resisting. Come to Him today in your War Room, wait for your first assignment. He’s been waiting for you way too long. It’s about time.. don’t you think?