Saturday, June 7, 2008

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays

He Will Hide Me


I love the story of God hiding Moses in the cleft of the rock to protect him from seeing God's full glory. It shows much of God's character in one story...loving, protecting, holy and righteous.

12 Then Moses said to the LORD, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.’
13 Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.”
14 And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
15 Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.
16 For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.”
17 So the LORD said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”
18 And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.”
19 Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”
20 But He said, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.”
21 And the LORD said, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock.
22 So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by.
23 Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.” Exodus 33:12-23

This song by The Perrys is one of my favorite southern gospel songs. Every time I hear it, I feel comforted and safe, knowing that my God will hide me when I am too weak to go on. He imparts strength to the weak and help to the helpless. Even the great men of the bible cried out to God for mercy and help.

Click to play He Will Hide Me




I am Job lying helpless
Suffering loss, but not hopeless
I am David, crying
Mercy, Lord, on me!
I am Elijah in a cave
Dreading the light of day
I am Daniel, humbly bowed, faithfully

I am Paul in a prison,
Lifting praise to heaven
I am John, cast out but not down
I am Moses, seeking shelter
In the cleft of the rock
Here I am Lord,
Hide me again

I finally made it
To the cleft of the rock
I'm glad for I can no longer stand
Many times I will struggle
To reach that old rock
But He will hide me again and again

Now I'm safe from the stanger,
Safe from the danger,
That would try to do me great harm;
I am wrapped up and warm
In the love of my master
I am resting while I lean on His arm

So I'll stay a little longer,
Until I am stronger;
When all of my healing is done
The ravens will feed me
And His hand will keep me
And hide me until I can go on

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 He will hide me
Again and again.

12 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

I wasn't familiar with that song. What a great application of Biblical truth.

And He Hideth My Soul is one of my favorites!!

Beautiful slide show. You are quite the computer whiz!

Karen said...

Okay, this does it. I need to get the sound working on my computer again. I'm sure it involves the push of some button.

Have a good weekend, Xandra.

Darlene said...

This song and video is Fabulous!

Have a great weekend!

lana said...

I LOVE the story this tells. Thank you So much for sharing it.

Cheryl said...

Xandra,

I have heard the Perry's sing this song. I think my Mom has it.

Great job!

Blessings
Cheryl

luvmy4sons said...

Never heard that song. The lyrics are so awesome. He is such a tender God. Some of those nature pictures were stunning! Thanks for sharing that!

Peggy said...

Xandra..what a gorgeous voice(s) and song reminding us of so many Biblical characters and God's Faithfulness!!!Smilebox is so cute and the video aMazing!

Bless you for visiting me & I'm sorry I confirmed a message that's bombarding you at this time but often God just is trying to get our attention through different means and it's good you hear it!

I pray God will hide us both in the cleft of the rock when we are overwhelmed or just need Him! PTL
Have a blessed weekend!

Heather C said...

I've never heard that song before. Beautiful! I love the smilebox thing... I agree with Linda. You are one talented lady!

I'm so glad that He hides me in the cleft of the rock.

Heather

Alana said...

My cousin Loren Harris sang with the Perry's for awhile!

Mel's World said...

I actually have never heard this song before, but it was so serene and worshipful and truly touched me. Thanks!

Andrea said...

Beautiful song and what great truth! I have never heard it either! Thanks for sharing this with my soul :-)

Shari said...

Great to hear a southern gospel song. It reminds me how God likes using weak people that rely on Him for strength. I loved this part - "So I'll stay a little longer, until I am stronger, when all of my healing is done."