Hymn: Words by Ellen Lakshmi Goreh (1883); Music by George Coles Stebbins..

Found in Cloudy Jewel, Chapter 13

 

In the secret of His presence how my soul delights to hide!
Oh, how precious are the lessons which I learn at Jesus’ side!
Earthly cares can never vex me, neither trials lay me low;
For when Satan comes to tempt me, to the secret place I go,
to the secret place I go.


When my soul is faint and thirsty, ’neath the shadow of His wing
There is cool and pleasant shelter, and a fresh and crystal spring;
And my Savior rests beside me, as we hold communion sweet:
If I tried, I could not utter what He says when thus we meet,
what He says when thus we meet.


Only this I know: I tell Him all my doubts, my griefs and fears;
Oh, how patiently He listens! and my drooping soul He cheers:
Do you think He ne'er reproves me? what a false friend He would be,
If He never, never told me of the sins which He must see,
of the sins which He must see.


Would you like to know the sweetness of the secret of the Lord?
Go and hide beneath His shadow: this shall then be your reward;
And whene'er you leave the silence of that happy meeting place,
You must mind and bear the image of the Master in your face,
of the Master in your face.

20 for 2020: GLH Reading List

Grace published 20 new books in the 1920's. We've decided to read them in order during 2020, just like her 1920's readers did!

January: Exit Betty (1920) and Cloudy Jewel (1920)

February: The Tryst (1921) and The City of Fire (1922)

March: The Big Blue Soldier (1923) and Tomorrow About This Time (1923)

April: Re-Creations (1924) and Not Under the Law (1925)

May: Ariel Custer (1925) and A New Name (1926)

June: Coming Through the Rye (1926)

July: The Honor Girl (1927)

August: Job's Niece (1927)

September: The White Flower (1927) and Found Treasure (1928)

October: Crimson Roses (1928) and Blue Ruin (1928)

November: Duskin (1929) and Out of the Storm (1929)

December: The Prodigal Girl (1929) and Your favorite GLH Christmas Book!


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